ISABEL ALLENDE DAY - November 27th
Isabel Allende has sold more than 57 million books and by many accounts is the most popular living woman writer today. She will be on the SJSU campus on November 27 for Isabel Allende Day, when we honor her, her
work, and also her connections to San José State. Allende is the author of nineteen books, and her work, has been translated into thirtyseven languages.
Isabel Allende Day Activities – All are open to the public.
9:30 – 1:30 –Isabel Allende exhibit. Display of books. Testimonies of student appreciation for Isabel. Sketches by SJSU’s award-winning Animation and Illustration Program based on Allende's The City of the Beasts. King Library, second floor, meeting room foyer.
1:30 –1:45 -The San Jose Mayor’s office proclaims Isabel Allende Day with a commendation and framed certificate presented at City Hall Council Chambers.
2:15 - 2:45 - Performance of a dramatic adaptation of Allende’s short Story, “Tosca,” by the Theatre Arts Program.Location: Hal Todd Theatre in Hugh Gillis Hall.
3:15 - Awards Ceremony. Welcome from President Qayoumi and introduction of the author by her husband William C. Gordon. Awards followed by remarks by Isabel Allende. Location: Morris Dailey Auditorium