• May 6, 2014
  • 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • California Institute of Integral Studies
    1453 Mission St., San Francisco, CA
Add to Calendar 05/06/2014 7:00 pm 05/06/2014 9:00 pm America/Los_Angeles Evening with Ana Castillo Ana Castillo is a Mexican-American Chicana novelist, poet, short story writer, essayist, editor, playwright, translator and independent scolar. California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission St., San Francisco, CA
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Ana Castillo is a Mexican-American Chicana novelist, poet, short story writer, essayist, editor, playwright, translator and independent scolar.


Among Castillo's award winning, best sellling novels include "So Far From God," "The Guardians" and "Peel My Love like an Onion." Her poetry include "I Ask the Impossible." Her novel, "Sapogonia," was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. The year 2014 also marks the 20th anniversary of "Massacre of the Dreamers: Essays on Xicanisma," for which she is well-known and loved.

About the "Give it To Me"

"Inside the suitcase her abuela brought with her from Mexico as a young bride, Palma Piedras discovers her own past in a series of letters written when she was only a child. Now she is a university graduate, a bisexual woman who looks toward the future but who is still caught up in the ambiguities of her own past. In this at times gritty yet always entertaining novel, Ana Castillo paints a captivating portrait that defies odds, questions stereotypes and always maintains a sense of humor born from her ear for language and eye for extraordinary detail." -Elena Poniatowska

More about Give it to me on Ana's website >>

For more information, contact Carey Fritz at (415) 575-6255 or cfritz@ciis.edu.

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