Chicana author next up in fall Frostic Reading Series

Contact: Mark Schwerin
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KALAMAZOO, Mich.—A well-known Chicana author will be the featured reader next month in the Fall 2016 Gwen Frostic Reading Series.

Ana Castillo, a distinguished Chicana novelist, poet, essayist, playwright, translator and scholar, will read from her works at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, in 3512 Knauss Hall. Her talk is presented in partnership with The Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College and the WMU Center for the Humanities. It is free and open to the public.

Ana Castillo

Castillo's books include "Sapogonia," "So Far from God," "My Father Was a Toltec," "Loverboys" and "Massacres of the Dreamers," among others. She has received numerous awards and fellowships, including a Lambda Literary Award, the Carl Sandburg Award and National Endowment for the Arts grants in fiction and poetry. She also has been featured in Salon, The New York Times and other leading publications.

Frostic Reading Series

The Frostic Reading Series presents acclaimed creative writers from across the nation and beyond. Every year, diverse readings that encompass poetry, fiction, nonfiction and drama attract both campus and off-campus audiences.

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