Posted by on March 5, 2016 at 12:24 am

Reading & Signing from new memoir An intergenerational, interactive experience!

NEW YORK May 12th free to the public.

Posted by on February 27, 2016 at 4:44 pm
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Celebrando todas las madrecitas.

BLACK DOVE (Paloma Negra) Press Release

Posted by on February 24, 2016 at 4:51 pm
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One of the most powerful voices in contemporary Chicana literature on what it means to be a Mexican-American woman, feminist, and single mother in a world that often doesn’t feel like home Black Dove Mamá, Mi’jo, and Me Ana Castillo “Reading Black Dove is like sitting down to an intimate chat with Castillo about growing [...]

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

Posted by on February 22, 2016 at 9:46 pm

REVIEWS : FICTION : ARTICLE ‘Give It To Me’ by Ana Castillo Review by July Westhale – See more at: 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, [...]

Early Poems

Posted by on February 20, 2016 at 11:08 pm

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 [...]


Posted by on February 19, 2016 at 1:23 am

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 [...]

about MASSACRE OF THE DREAMERS new edition

Posted by on February 17, 2016 at 3:27 pm

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 [...]

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

Posted by on February 17, 2016 at 2:29 am

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

Posted by on February 11, 2016 at 6:04 pm

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 [...]

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

Posted by on February 11, 2016 at 12:15 am
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(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 [...]