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GIVE IT TO ME: LAMBDA Award winning novel (2014)

February 22, 2016

REVIEWS : FICTION : ARTICLE ‘Give It To Me’ by Ana Castillo Review by July Westhale – See more at: http://www.lambdaliterary.org/reviews/04/27/give-it-to-me-by-ana-castillo/#sthash.xcfFjSnc.dpuf A writer’s relationship with solitude is paradoxical. Alone time is necessary for completing work, yet if writing is done correctly, it can create a sense of global community that inspires solidarity. If done well, [...]

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Early Poems

February 20, 2016

AMAZON SAID IT, NOT ME : Mixing the lyrical with the colloquial, the tender with the tough, Ana Castillo has a deserved reputation as one of the country’s most powerful and entrancing novelists, but she began her literary career as a poet of uncompromising commitment and passion. My Father Was a Toltec is the sassy [...]

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May 22nd UNABRIDGED BOOKS, CHICAGO signing BLACK DOVE

February 19, 2016

Turning a perceptive eye on her own life, Ana Castillo lyrically excavates her family’s surprising migration story, recalls her childhood as an intellectually spirited rebel, and recounts her against-all-odds journey to become a writer and activist. But when faced with the challenges of parenting, including her son’s sudden imprisonment, she must examine her identity as [...]

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about MASSACRE OF THE DREAMERS new edition

February 17, 2016

Massacre of the Dreamers points out the omissions and challenges the misconceptions of a society that recognizes race relations as primarily a black-and-white issue. Castillo’s essays analyze the 500-year-old history of Mexican and Amerindian women in this country and document the ongoing political and emotional struggles of their descendants. –from Amazon This new edition of [...]

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Early Warning: Advanced book signing L.A. March 31

February 17, 2016

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WATERCOLOR WOMEN, OPAQUE MEN: New Edition. Northwestern University Press; Fall, 2016

February 11, 2016

Independent Publishers Book Award Winner: Best top ten books of 2006 “Storyteller of the Year” (Excerpts from Intro to new forthcoming edition by Carmen Tafolla, current Poet Laureate of Texas) In Watercolor Women Opaque Men Ana Castillo has painted a masterpiece of Latina identity and self-empowerment, and has given expression to mythic images of colossal [...]

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BLACK DOVE: Mamá, Mi’jo, and Me (Life Stories) Forthcoming New Collection of Personal Essays

February 11, 2016

(Excerpts from “Love, Your Son, MarCello) FROM: MarCello Castillo SENT: December 23, 2011 I’m good. Just taking it one day at a time. We are slowly being let out of lockdown. We get one hot meal and we get to be in the dayroom until 3:30-4 p.m. On a lighter note, I showed some Chicano [...]

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BLACK DOVE: Mamá, Mi’jo, and Me (Life Stories) by Ana Castillo May 10, 2016, Feminist Press; NY

February 10, 2016

INTRO (excerpt, on U.S. history of immigration, my own grandparents’ migration north and repatriation in 1929) “To think that less than a hundred years ago, up to a million people were corralled, harassed, and handed orders as private citizens to leave this country. They were told to leave hard-earned good lives behind, lives that might’ve [...]

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New book! El día de las madres mexicanas release: 10 de mayo 2016

February 3, 2016

Contact Kait Heacock, publicity at Feminist Press for appearance details

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Sonoma State University: Mon 3/28/16

January 26, 2016

Sonoma State University: Mon 3/28/16 Day with Ana Castillo Queer Studies Lecture Series about Give It To Me, Evening conversation/reading about Black Dove.: Mamá, Mi’jo, and Me (Life Stores)

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