Feb 28 2018

2017-2018 Andrew Norman Lecture: 'An Evening With Ana Castillo'

Presented by Colorado College at Colorado College - Gaylord Hall

In a career spanning three decades, novelist, poet, and essayist Ana Castillo has long been recognized as one of the most articulate and powerful voices in contemporary Chicana literature. Steeped in Chicano tradition and deeply invested in the present-day Chicano movement, Castillo’s works transcend boundaries of politics, class, and gender, making her “one of a few Mexican American writers who have attracted the attention of the mainstream reading public” (Ibis Gomez-Vega).

Castillo’s latest, the memoir "Black Dove: Essays on Mamá, Mi'jo, and Me," looks at what it means to be a single, brown, feminist parent in a world of mass incarceration, racial profiling, and police brutality. In her talk Castillo will give readings from a selection of her works, and touch on her wide-ranging writing career. Castillo is also the author of the novel "The Guardians," which traces the lives of Mexican immigrants who illegally cross the border into the US. Combining crushing realism with mystical transcendence, it has been a popular selection for campus common reads. More recent books include the LAMDA Award-winning novel "Give It to Me" and a special edition re-release of her groundbreaking essay collection "Massacre of Dreamers." In 2016, Castillo was awarded the Outstanding Latino/a Cultural Award in Literary Arts or Publications by the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education.

There will be a pre-lecture reception from 6 to 7 p.m.

Admission Info
Admission Fee (free for all audiences unless noted below):

Free to the Public

Phone: (719) 389-6249

Email: asintas@coloradocollege.edu

Dates & Times

2018/02/28 - 2018/02/28

Location Info

Colorado College - Gaylord Hall

902 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903