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Keynote: “Persistence as Resistance: An Evening with Ana Castillo

November 4, 2019 @ 5:30 pm

Distinguished author Ana Castillo will read from her poetry and prose collections tracing her writing as acts of resistance. Castillo penned the novels So Far From God and Sapogonia — both New York Times Notable Books of the Year. Her novel Give it to Me won a 2014 LAMBDA Literary Award. Castillo’s latest work, Black Dove: Mamá, Mi’jo, and Me, examines what it means to be a single, brown, feminist parent in a world of mass incarceration, racial profiling and police brutality. Black Dove won an International Latino Book Award and a LAMBDA Award for best bisexual non-fiction.

The event is free and open to the public. books will be available for purchase and a book signing will follow.

Co-sponsored by: The Critical Ethnic Studies Collective, The Latina/o Studies Program, The Creative Writing Program, the Departments of American Studies, English & Comparative Literature, Romance Studies and the Humanities for the Public Good Initiative.

For more information, contact Dr. Annette M. Rodríguez at



November 4, 2019
5:30 pm


Pleasants Family Room, Wilson Library
200 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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