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Ana Castillo, author of Máma, Míjo and Me
Lecture and book signing

March 5, 2019, 5- 7:00 p.m.
Cuesta College Harold J. Miossi Cultural and Performing Arts Center (CPAC)

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Most events free and open to the public. Ana Castillo at the CPAC, General Admission:  $15.00. Students free, contact Mallory Cronan, for student and reception RSVP. Tickets available February 1:, Performing Events Ticket Line: 805 546-3198.

Cuesta College’s 2019 Book of the Year program will bring renowned Mexican-American Chicana scholar, novelist, and poet Ana Castillo to Cuesta College in March of 2019, to discuss her memoir Black Dove: Mama, Mi’jo and Me. The memoir includes a collection of essays that offer an intimate look at pivotal experiences in Castillo’s life across three generations: the relationship between Castillo and her immigrant mother, Castillo’s own challenges as a single mother to her son, and her childhood memories of growing up in the Mexican barrios of Chicago.

Castillo will appear for a presentation and book-signing event on March 5, 2019, at the Cuesta College Harold J. Miossi Cultural and Performing Arts Center (CPAC). Tickets will go on sale on February 1, 2019 at In addition, Castillo will lead a classroom discussion with Cuesta College’s North County Campus students in Paso Robles.

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Book of the Year is a program of the Academic Senate of Cuesta College and the SLO County Public Library SLO Reads Program. Sponsored by Cuesta College Friends of the Library, Cuesta Student Equity Fund and the San Luis Obispo County Library.

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