WOMEN WRITERS UNIT! Let’s celebrate Women and Mothers through LITERARY ART and POETRY — brought to you by Women and Mothers. With Mother’s Day this month, BE a part of a night dedicated to Mothers. Thursday, May 12, 2016, 7:00pm, ELKAT Productions Presents: Black Dove Book Reading by Ana Castillo @ The South of France. Hosted by the lovely poet (and the Kat of ELKAT Productions), Katalina Rodriguez.
Come out and CELEBRATE THE MOTHERS – the literary-art lovers – and the book-readers in your life. BRING THEM to enjoy a night of storytelling, poetry reading and empowerment through words. As a special treat, ELKAT has invited some of NYCs hottest, and most powerful [email protected] writers, Peggy Robles-Alvarado, Viviann “True” Rodriguez, Maria Rodriguez-Morales, and Rebeca Lois, to join renowned Chicana poet, novelist, Ana Castillo in celebration of her latest book, Black Dove: Mamá, Mi’jo, and Me. (Books available for purchase)
“Bring your mamacitas, your mijos and mijas. Stand against police abuse, racial stereotyping, and gender identity bias” –Ana Castillo
MESSAGE FROM ELKAT Productions:
“Staying True To What Moves the Heart and Soul”
“Come join us, Thursday , May 12, 2016 at The South Of France, 1800 Westchester Ave. Bronx, NY (Local 6 Train to St. Lawrence) for a special reading of the newly released book, “Black Dove mama, mi’jo, and me” by the world renown author, Ana Castillo, hosted by Katalina Rodriguez and brought to you by ELKAT Productions; Staying True To What Moves the Heart and Soul. We are so honored and excited to host this amazing Chicana author, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to meet the author and purchase her new book! We dedicate this night to all the mothers.”
ABOUT AUTHOR, POET, ANA CASTILLO:
Chicana literary eminence grise Ana Castillo turns her perceptive eye on her own life as a single, brown, feminist parent of a son in a world of mass incarceration, racial profiling, mother-blaming, and the scapegoating of immigrants. Castillo lyrically excavates her family’s surprising migration story and recounts her against-all-odds development into a writer, feminist, and activist. With humor and grace, she narrates some of America’s most heated debates and urgent social injustices through the intimate, idiosyncratic lens of motherhood, creativity, and family. Exquisitely tuned to the political climate we face, Black Dove is testament to the power of becoming the narrator of one’s own life.
Ana Castillo is the author of 18 books, including Massacre of the Dreamers, So Far from God, and the Lambda award-winning Give It to Me.
“Ana Castillo is an American Treasure. Fearless, compassionate, and flat-out brilliant. She is the writer we need as we navigate the challenges of our ever changing world.” – Tayari Jones, Author of Silver Sparrow
Come, connect with stories of WOMANHOOD! Come to hear the readings from women writers whom you admire. These writers are some of the great Chicana and [email protected] women whom have paved the way for the great women writers of today! Come get inspired! All are welcome!
ELKAT Productions Presents: Black Dove Book Reading by Ana Castillo @ The South of France
DATE: Thursday, May 12, 2016
COST: FREE ADMISSION (books available for purchase)
The South of France
1800 Westchester Ave (corner of Beach Ave)
Bronx, New York 10472
For more information on Author, Ana Castillo, visit:
AMAZON LINK FOR BOOKS BY ANA CASTILLO: