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Acclaimed Chicana author to speak Oct. 3

September 29, 2011
Ana Castillo

Ana Castillo

NIU’s Latino Resource Center, the Center for Latino and Latin American Studies, the Student Association and the Women’s Resource Center will host author Ana Castillo from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, in Room 100 of the Visual Arts Building.

This is the featured event of Latino Heritage Month.

Castillo will host a lecture that will discuss her work as a poet, novelist, essayist and editor. Castillo’s work spans many genres and appears in anthologies around the world.

She has been critically acclaimed for her writing and is considered one of the most prominent voices in contemporary Chicana literature. Some of her works include “So Far From God,” “The Guardians,” “The Mixquiahuala Letters” and “Massacre of the Dreamers: Essays on Xicanisma.”

Castillo received her Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Bremen, Germany, in 1991. She was born and raised in Chicago.

The event is free and open to the public with a book signing to follow. For more information, call (815) 753-1986.