Almira Astudillo Gilles

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General Information

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Name: Almira Astudillo Gilles

Pen Name: None


Born: Quezon City, Philippines



Illinois Connection

Almira now lives in Palatine, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Almira is a member of Off-Campus Writers Workshop in Evanston, the oldest community writing workshop in the country. Among her published works are short stories, poetry, essays, and picture books, and she has written short plays for community theater. Aside from speaking at schools and various educational and cultural venues, she enjoys organizing and attending literary and Filipino American events, and is a strong advocate for protecting our natural resources.

Published Works

  • Willie Wins , Lee & Low Books, 2007
  • The Fire Beneath (Tales of Gold), Carayan Press, 2012

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (No)

External Links

Almira Astudillo Gilles on WorldCat

Almira Astudillo Gilles on Amazon


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