American Studies Assn. 2013 Gloria Anzaldúa Award to Ana Castillo

ASA 2013 Anzaldua Award Announcement from DEW on Vimeo.

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Advanced Praise for GIVE IT TO ME New Novel by Ana Castillo from The Feminist Press, May, 2014

In Ana Castillo’s edgy new novel Give It to Me, no-holds barred Palma Piedras…crash lands on everybody’s heart. Palma’s escapades–erotic, sexy, comic and, by the end, devastating and poignant… An evocative page-turner.

–Rigoberto González, author of The Mariposa Club

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Ana Castillo Tribute to La Virgen de Guadalupe Library of Congress, Wash. D.C., December 12, 2013

DiosaOpening Program: December 12th 9:30 am
Tribute to the Virgin of Guadalupe Spoken tribute by novelist, Essayist and Poet Ana Castillo with Traditional Concheros dance by Maru Montero Troupe • Welcome: The Librarian of Congress James H. Billington • Ambassador of Mexico to the U.S. His Excellency Eduardo Medina Mora
Honoring Living Legend: Miguel León Portilla image001 Participants include: Carmen Boullosa, Sandra Cisneros, Francisco Goldman, and Jorge Volpi.

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Advanced Praise for GIVE IT TO ME

“From the moment I read Women are not Roses by Ana Castillo in 1984 I knew she was a writer who would always reach inside her readers and squeeze until we were breathless. Years later Castillo has not let go. In her new novel, Give It To Me, Castillo delivers a story that is both tawdry and transcendent. Her main character, Palma Piedras, is a survivor whether facing an icy grandmother, a domineering suitor or sexy con artist. She careens from Chicago to Albuquerque to Los Angeles, and from bed to bed, barely able to keep up with her own appetites. The sense of contemporary rootlessness chafes against deeply rooted Mexican-American culture creating a raw friction unlike any other story out there.”
—Jewelle Gomez, The Gilda Stories


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Speaking engagement invitations should be made through Lyceum Agency. Info. on website.

Any inquiries regarding the promotion of her forthcoming novel (GIVE IT TO ME, May 2014) and appearances should be directed to The Feminist Press publicist Elizabeth Koke.
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The author does have not now or has ever had consultants.
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La poeta en el X Festival Int’L de Poesía, Granada Nicaragua, feb., 2014

Ana Castillo @ Poetry Festival of Granada, Nicaragua. 16 – 22 de febrero, 2014.

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GALLEYS! New Novel Pub Date May 2014


“Cheeky, amoral, and a gritty survivor, Palma Piedras is a picaresque heroine for the twenty-first century. With an unflinching satirical flare, Castillo creates a vivid cast of rogues and helpless characters who alarmingly resemble people we know.” –Jamie Manrique, author of CERVANTES STREET

“In this gritty and entertaining novel, Ana Castillo paints a captivating portrait of a future that defies odds, questions stereotypes, and always maintains a sense of humor.” –Elena Poniatowska, author of MASSACRE IN MEXICO

GIVE IT TO ME from the Feminist Press: Ana Castillo is one of the most powerful voices in contemporary literature. She is the author of many books, including So Far From God and Sapogonia, both New York Times Notable Books of the Year.

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Ana Castillo: Spiritual Memoir Workshop CIIS Spring, 2014



Spirituality Writing Workshop 2 unit course led by Ana Castillo

California Institute of Integral Studies
Philosophy and Religion Department
San Francisco, California


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This Thursday! HISTORICAL EVENING: Angela Davis and Ana Castillo. Moderator: Sonia Sánchez.

DATE Thursday, November 14
TIME 7-8:30PM
LOCATION Christ Church Neighborhood House (20 N. American St., Philadelphia)
TICKETS $25, $20 for First Person Arts members

What happens when words become weapons? Sonia Sanchez, Ana Castillo, and Angela Davis explore that question, drawing upon their own work as activists and authors, in this provocative literary event.

They will share their personal experiences, read from their works, and take audience questions on the importance of documenting heritage, the power of words and the devastating effects when that power is stripped away.

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Ana Castillo named Lund-Gill Endowed Chair, Dominican University

Fall, 2014


Current Endowed Chair: Christopher Kennedy, Joseph Kennedy Foundation.

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