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Award Winning Author: Carla Trujillo

November 6, 2015

carla1Pride Center San Antonio in collaboration with Trinity University and the San Antonio Public Library are excited to bring fiction writer Carla Trujillo to San Antonio.


Trujillo will be reading at San Antonio Central Library, Tuesday, 11/17 at 6 p.m. – FREE and open to the public.


Carla Trujillo’s second novel, Faith and Fat Chances, was published this fall by Northwestern University Press.


Board member and author, Anel I. Flores, who was instrumental in bringing Carla to San Antonio says, “Carla Trujillo blew my mind with Chicana Lesbians: The Girls Our Mothers Warned Us About. In 2003, I nearly exploded with laughter and ease at the authentic voice of Marci in her book, What Night Brings! Trujillo’s craft fuels me to push harder at achieving an authentic South Texas voice in my work!”


Carla Trujillo was born in New Mexico and received a PhD in educational psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her first novel, What Night Brings (Curbstone Press, 2003), received the Miguel Mármol Prize for best first work of fiction by a Latino/a writer, the Latino Book Award for fiction, and the Paterson Fiction Prize. It was a finalist for the LAMBDA Literary Award, ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year, and was an honorable mention for the Gustavas Myers Book Award. What Night Brings was one of three finalists for the University of Washington’s “common book” for 2009. Carla is the editor of Living Chicana Theory (1998) and Chicana Lesbians: The Girls Our Mothers Warned Us About (1991), which won the Lambda Literary Award and the Out/Write Vanguard Award. The anthologies and the novel are widely used in college and high school classrooms. Carla has also written various articles on identity and higher education. She is a founding member Macondo Writers Workshop. In addition to Macondo, she has taught at Lambda Literary Foundation’s Emerging Writers Retreat, U.C. Berkeley, Mills College, and San Francisco State University. Carla lives in Berkeley, California.


Pride Center San Antonio would like to extend our thanks to Wyndham Gardens Riverwalk for providing hotel accommodations.

Click here for more information or to RSVP visit our Facebook event page. 


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