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Chicana author Ana Castillo to speak March 22

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Ana Castillo

Ana Castillo, novelist, poet, and essayist, has been renowned as one of the most articulate, powerful voices in contemporary Chicana literature. She will speak at Penn State Berks on Thursday, March 22, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. in Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room. This event is free and open to the public.

Castillo is one of the few Mexican-American writers who has captured the attention of mainstream readers, since her work transcends boundaries of politics, class, and gender. The Guardians, her most recent novel, follows the lives of Mexican immigrants who illegally crossed the border into the United States. Overwhelming realism combined with spiritual transcendence accurately describes The Guardians, which focuses on a family burdened with death and disappearances. Ultimately, Castillo’s incandescent novel of anguish and love guides life’s journey toward the light even in the bleakest of hours.

This presentation is part of the Arts and Lecture series. For more information, contact the Office of Student Life at 610-396-6076.

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