Philadelphia Public Library June 2nd


Upcoming Author Events
Ana Castillo | Give it to Me (A)
Monday, June 2, 2014 at 7:30PM Add to your calendar
Central Library
Cost: FREE

By turns “defiant, satirically hilarious, sexy, and wise” (Booklist), Ana Castillo is one of the preeminent voices of the Chicana experience. Vibrantly experimental in style, she explores themes of feminism, oppression, and classism in a vast array of works, including several collections of poetry and many novels, including Peel My Love Like an Onion, The Guardians, and So Far From God. Castillo is also a prolific short story writer, essayist, playwright, editor and literary translator. Give it to Me tells the story of a recent 40-something divorcée who finds adventure with her gangster younger cousin.

CALLING WISE LATINAS(y Latinos) El Paso, Texas

June 6th Event.
Ana Castillo Speaking & Signing
El Chuco/El Paso
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Wise Latina International
The objective of Wise Latina International is to empower and educate women through the arts and entertainment to become agents of change and impact their community.

IMG_5960 (Ana Castillo, Nicaragua, 2014)

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GIRLS WRITE NOW Ana Castillo Keynote, May 30th New York City

New York’s First & Only Writing & Mentoring Program for Girls

If only an organization like Girls Write Now existed in Chicago when I was in my late teens writing alone. It felt like I was putting a message in a bottle. Decades later the bottle was found by this wonderful endeavor and the message has proliferated. The more voices of young women of color that are heard the brighter the path for everyone. –Ana Castillo

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San Antonio & Austin coming up: GIVE IT TO ME


AUSTIN writing workshops:
Austin May 17


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Give It To Me Signings This Week

Cinco de Castillo
Mi Espacio/Imix, Boyle Heights


Tuesday, May 6th San Francisco

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Wednesday, May 7th, San Francisco

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Mano y Metal presents The Ana Castillo Collection

From the Be Bad Ass Everyday designer–
presenting The Ana Castillo Collection. Limited Editions. Pre-order with Mano y Metal:


43 Exclusive Pieces by Mano & Metal: GIVE IT TO ME edition

“A must-read for all of us out there who have seen it all, and lived.”
Give It To Me By Ana Castillo The Feminist Press Hardcover, 9781558618503, 256 pp. May 2014 – See more at:

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Give It To Me Review in Lambda Literary Journal



A must-read for all of us out there who have seen it all, and lived. – See more at:



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MAY 7th San Francisco

Ana Castillo | Give it To Me (Book Party)
May 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Modern Times Bookstore Collective, 2919 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
Ana Castillo | Give it To Me (Book Party)
ANA CASTILLO will present her new novel, GIVE IT TO ME. Ana Castillo is one of the most powerful voices in Chicana literature. She is the author of So Far From God and Sapogonia, both New York Times Notable Books of the Year, as well as The Guardians, Peel My Love like an Onion, and many other books of fiction, poetry, and essays. She divides her time between Chicago and southern New Mexico. GIVE IT TO ME is the story…

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Cinco de Castillo

Cinco de Castillo

Reading and signing from new novel.

Monday, May 5 at 7:00pm in PDT
Espacio 1839 in Los Angeles, California


Check out interview on Radio Sombra

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The Poetry Foundation September

Reading with The Poetry Foundation and The Guild Complex Sept. Chicago


‘Cabrona con corazón’ (excerpt, from I Ask the Impossible by Ana Castillo)

I come from a long line of goat women,
an entire migration
moving north since the beginning of time.
We’re everywhere now–
although the public would prefer not to see us–312437

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