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Writer Joy Castro at Lit House Oct. 22
Location: Rose O’Neill Literary House
CHESTERTOWN, MD—Distinguished author Joy Castro comes to Washington College October 22 for an evening focused on nonfiction writing. The second installment of the “Chicano/a & Latino/a Voices Series,” Castro’s reading will take place at 4:30 p.m. at the Rose O’Neill Literary House, 407 Washington Avenue, and will be followed by a book signing. It is free and open to the public.
Castro is the author of several works of nonfiction, including the acclaimed memoir The Truth Book and Island of Bones, a collection of essays exploring violence, sexuality, and the Latino/a experience. She has also written a number of award-winning fictional works such as the literary thriller Hell or High Water, named one of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2012. An associate professor of English and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Castro has led classes and workshops at the Nebraska Summer Writers Conference and the University of Iowa MFA in Nonfiction Program.
The “Chicano/a & Latino/a Voices” Series explores the diversity and energy of contemporary poets, novelists, nonfiction writers, and scholars. It aims to study and discover shared ideas, histories, cultures, and narratives of the Chicano/a and Latino/a experience. For more information on the series, visit http://www.washcoll.edu/centers/lithouse.