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Ana Castillo: Artist and Author

December 5, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

You are cordially invited to an extraordinary event which will not only feature Ana Castillo reading selections from her essays, novels, and poems, but also feature her artwork, which is rarely exhibited.

Perhaps because Ana Castillo’s art is so very personal; perhaps even more personal than her profoundly soul-baring poems, essays and novels; perhaps that is why she doesn’t show them. Whatever the reasons, there is at once a child-like freshness, joy and innocence while at the same time a womanly-wise cautiousness, and reserve in her artwork, especially her self-portraits, which speak of a woman who lives, and has lived, a full life.

Ana Castillo is a celebrated poet, novelist, short story writer, essayist, editor, playwright, translator and independent scholar. Castillo was born and raised in Latino Giving Circle Fund, an initiative of The Chicago Community Trust and holds an M.A.from the University of Chicago, a Ph.D. from the University of Bremen, Germany in American Studies, and an honorary doctorate from Colby College.

Among her award winning, best selling titles: novels include “So Far From God”, “The Guradians”, and “Peel My Love Like an Onion.” Among her poetry books; “I ask the Impossible.” Her novel, “Sapogonia” was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. She recieved an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation for her first novel, “The Mixquiahuala Letters.” Other awards include a Carl Sandburg Aware, a Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts in fiction and poetry.

Currently, she holds the Lund-Gil Endowed Chair at Dominican University (IL) while being editor of “La Tolteca”, an arts and literary ‘zine, dedicated to the advancement of a world without borders and censorship, and serving on the board of the new American Writers Museum in Washington, D.C.

There will be a raffle at the door for a chance to win one of Ana Castillo’s posters of her artwork, and/or a book. The reading will be followed by a signing of her books.

Food and refreshments will be served.

Information: Len Dominguez 773-580-8053.



December 5, 2014
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Carlos & Dominguez Fine Arts Gallery
1538 W. Cullerton St
Chicago , IL United States

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