2017-04/09 Second Sunday Author Series at the Women’s Museum: Ella deCastro Baron
Second Sunday Author Series: Women’s Voices, Women’s Stories A Collaboration of the Women’s Museum of California and San Diego Writers, Ink 4:30-5:30 pm at the Women’s Museum, Barracks 16, Liberty Station, $5.00
This month we welcome Ella deCastro Baron
Itchy, Brown Girl Seeks Employment (CityWorks Press 2009):
Itchy Brown Girl Seeks Employment is an ironic Curriculum Vitae where life and work experiences one wouldn’t want a potential employer to know are highlighted using vulnerability, wit, observation, and candor. Ella deCastro Baron a second generation Asian American woman challenged by her parents’ faith, inherited sickness, and questionable life choices shares of beginning and ending relationships, restlessness, miracles, prejudice, entitlement, and community. She leaves it up to the reader to decide, after assessing her background, education, professional experience, fieldwork, high (and low) achievements, if she is someone worth investing in. Itchy Brown Girl Seeks Employment was a finalist for the San Diego Books Awards.
Ella deCastro Baron is a second generation Filipina American born in Oakland and raised in Vallejo, California. She earned a BA in English Literature from UC Berkeley and an MFA in Creative Writing from San Diego State University. Ella is a full-time wife and mother of three children and a part-time English and Creative Writing instructor at San Diego City College and Brandman University and an ‘other’-times writer and public speaker. She has been published in Fiction International, Sunshine Noir I & II, Lavanderia, Mamas and Papas, CityWorks Literary Journal and is co-editor of the anthologies, Hunger and Thirst and From Glory to Glory. Ella hopes to continue being a witness to her ethnic upbringing, her faith, her interracial family, and how it all may or may not fit together. Ella’s first book of creative nonfiction, Itchy, Brown Girl Seeks Employment (CityWorks Press 2009) was a finalist for the San Diego Book Awards.