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 Keynote Speaker: Lucha Corpi

Lucha Corpi, born and raised in Mexico, brings a Chicana feminist perspective to the mystery genre. She has authored four works of detective fiction, the first three featuring Chicana detective Gloria Damasco. They include Eulogy for a Brown Angel (1992), for which she received the Pen Oakland Josephine Miles Award, Cactus Blood (1995), Black Widow's Wardrobe (2001), and Crimson Moon (2004). Ms. Corpi's detective fiction novels are informed by her history of participation in the Chicano Movement and in the organizational development of Chicana/o culture. Ms. Corpi is also a notable and prolific writer of poetry, children's and adult fiction.

Saturday, October 2, 2004 / 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum / Sor Juana Festival
1852 West 19th St., Chicago, IL

Sunday October 3, 2004 / 4:30 p.m.
Book Signing, Crimson Moon (Arte Publico Press, 2004)
Women & Children First Bookstore
5233 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL

Tuesday, October 5, 2004 / 5:40 - 6:55 p.m.
Lucha Corpi's Detective Fiction of Resistance
- Rethinking Justice from a Chicana Historical Perspective
NEIU / Student Union, Room 214

Tuesday, October 5, 2004 / 7:05 - 8:20 p.m.
Writer Meets "Critics": A Roundtable Discussion with Lucha Corpi
NEIU / Student Union, Room 214