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Almira Astudillo Gilles

Born: Quezon City, Philippines
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Almira now lives in Palatine, Illinois.

Biography: 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.


Almira Astudillo Gilles on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  The fire beneath :
ISBN: 9780976331674 OCLC: 831746851

Philippine American Writers and Artists, Inc. : San Francisco, Calif. : 2012.

Willie wins /
ISBN: 1600602371 OCLC: 44933945

Willie's father tells him there is something special in an old coconut bank brought from the Philippines, but Willie is embarrassed to take it to school for a contest, especially since he knows that one of his classmates will make fun of him.