Featured Author
November 2022
 Dr. Irene Blea,  PhD

Dr. Irene Blea obtained her Ph. D. in Sociology from the University of Colorado-Boulder and taught at Metropolitan State College throughout the 1980s. The award winning poet, scholar and author is credited with defining the curriculum in Chicano and Chicana Studies. Dr. Blea was the first female National Chairperson of the National Association of Chicano Studies. Two of her textbooks, Toward a Chicano Social Science and La Chicana, are considered Classics in the field of race and gender relations. retirement as a Tenured, Full Professor and Chairperson of the first Department of Mexican American Studies at California State University-Los Angles she published textbooks, poetry, over 50 articles, and one play. 

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CALMA offers a unique Mentoring Program.

We have published authors who are willing to volunteer their time and talent and serve as a mentor to all aspiring writers. 

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Meet our CALMA Published Authors at Book Signings and Writing Events

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You are invited to a Book Launch Party!

Saturday, November 5th

4 p.m. at the BookBar

4280 Tennyson Street in Denver

We are excited to announce that Mario Acevedo will host his Book Launch Party at the BookBar for his newly released: Cats In Quarantine: A Cartoon Memoir of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Mario's book received a Starred Review from Kirkus Reviews. 

Read the Starred Review

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