Working on Fall 2015-Spring 2016 schedule

Posted by on July 6, 2015 at 6:07 pm

Contact: SWIMMING WITH SHARKS: A Mother’s and Son’s Urban Life Stories (Feminist Press, NY; May 2016) WATERCOLOR WOMEN, OPAQUE MEN: A Novel in Verse (New, revised edition, Northwestern University Press, Fall, 2016) (Oil by Ana Castillo)

SAPOGONIA: An Anti-Romance in 3/8 Meters

Posted by on July 5, 2015 at 7:11 pm

Notoable New York Times Notable Book Selection Ana Castillo’s Sapagonia… a daring novel in that AC chooses to tell her story at least in part through an unsympathetic machistic male protagonist, including his many exploitative encounters with women–until he meets more than his match—AC’s irresistible femme fatal, Pastora. Reflecting on the Central American revolutions and [...]

American Indian Institute of Art: July 26th

Posted by on July 4, 2015 at 3:59 pm

Summer Writing Residency Program July 26th: Spiritual Activism Writing Workshop, Reading and book signing.

GIVE IT TO ME recommended for NOT so guilty pleasure summer reading!

Posted by on June 27, 2015 at 1:43 pm

LAMBDA award for best bi-fiction. American Library Association summer reading selection 2014 TOP SIX Summer Read recommendations with MORE MAGAZINE for women over 40: PICK BY COSMO FOR LATINAS: Review: Ana Castillo talking “Give It To Me” on public radio, El Paso, TX CONGRATULATIONS to U.S. legislators & to [...]

Don’t Look for your Favorite Poet(s) on Twitter

Posted by on June 24, 2015 at 12:01 am

TOP TEN REAOSONS Why You Won’t Find Me or Many Poets BotheringTweeting 10. While you are able to post events, it is used far more 4 anecdotes, such as what was for lunch.Do you want your accomplishments or life to be an anecdote? 9. Twitter PROMOTES public conversation. The private messaging tools are limited. Once [...]

Latina 50 Plus Honoree Luncheon, Bronx, NY

Posted by on June 18, 2015 at 8:20 pm
50 Plus Awards 2015

Saturday, June 21st, 2015 honoring Latina Pioneers Thank you, Latina 50 Plus for the lifetime recognition. Gracias to María Aponte for all her hard work and efforts. This event celebrates Latina pioneers and proceeds provide scholarships. Thank you, Aurora Anaya-Cerda of Casa Azul Bookstore for accepting the honor on my behalf. Congratulations on Casa Azul [...]

New Release May, 2016: SWIMMING WITH SHARKS

Posted by on June 9, 2015 at 7:11 pm
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Memoir & Personal Essays Swimming With Sharks: A Mother’s and Son’s Urban Life Stories Feminist Press, NY; 2016. by Ana Castillo

Reading Santa Fe June 30th: Middlebury College/Bread Loaf Program

Posted by on June 6, 2015 at 6:50 pm
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Bread Loaf in Santa Fe June – July 2015

Posted by on June 5, 2015 at 12:37 am


Posted by on June 3, 2015 at 3:14 pm

GIVE IT TO ME, best bisexual fiction, 2014. Thank you to the Feminist Press Special thanks to the jurors and to Amy Scholder and Tony Valenzuela.