SSAWW Conference 2015 Keynote Speaker Reminder

ANA CASTILLO, poet, novelist, short story writer, essayist, editor, playwright, translator and independent scholar, is the Keynote Speaker – SSAWW Conference 2015.

Castillo’s distinguished titles include: The Mixquiahuala Letters; So Far From God; The Guardians; Peel My Love like an OnionI Ask the Impossible, among others.

She is editor of La Tolteca, an arts and literary ‘zine dedicated to the advancement of a world without borders and censorship and she is on the advisory board of the new American Writers Museum in D.C.

Amongst many other awards, she is the 2013 Recipient of the American Studies Association Gloria Anzaldúa Prize to an independent scholar. In June 2015, Ana Castillo was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in literature for her “literary contributions to the Latino/a community, and commitment to the betterment of our younger generations” by Latina 50 Plus, a motivational organization based in the Bronx, NY.

Her novel, GIVE IT TO ME was released in May, 2014 by The Feminist Press, NY, and her classic, award winning collection of essays Massacre of the Dreamers, was re-released in November, 2014, in a 20th anniversary updated edition (UNMP). She has forthcoming works in 2016.

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Please be registered for the conference and become a member of SSAWW / renew your membership by October 2, 2015.