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From our writers and film series to traveling exhibits, come to one of the many events and programs we offer here at MSU Libraries. We look forward to seeing you!

An Evening with Ana Castillo

In novels, short stories, poems, and essays, Ana Castillo explores what Ibis Gomez-Vega has called “those segments of the American population often separated by class, economics, gender, and sexual orientation.” Castillo’s works transcend these boundaries of politics, class, and gender, making her one of the best-known Mexican American writers working today. Xpat Nation named her as one of the “10 Mexican-American Women You Need to Know About.” Castillo’s prose blends elements of oral history and established literary tradition with innovation and experimentation: Ilan Stavans has called her “the most daring and experimental of Latino novelists.” Castillo’s latest work, Black Dove: Mamá, Mi’jo, and Me looks at what it means to be a single, brown, feminist parent in a world of mass incarceration, racial profiling, and police brutality.

Ana Castillo is the third speaker in the Women of Color Initiatives speaker series organized by professors Yomaira Figueroa & Rae Paris.

Sponsored by the College of Arts & Letters, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Chicano/Latino Studies, Center for Gender in Global Context, Department of English, and MSU Libraries

Friday, March 24, 2017
6:00pm
Green Room (Main Library: 4 West)

Spring 2017 Classes and Workshops

Librarian teaching a class

Sign up today for a free workshop at the library! Sign up early, as most classes have limited enrollment.  Offered this semester:

  • Citation Management -  Endnote X6 and Endnote Online, Mendeley, and Zotero
  • Digital Scholarship - audio and image analysis, Neatline, Podcasting
  • Make Central
  • GIS programs - compass navigation and QGIS
  • Desire2Learn, ZOOM, and MediaSpace