Colorado State University - Pueblo sponsors second Southern Colorado Reading speaker


Colorado State University - Pueblo sponsors second Southern Colorado Reading speaker

PUEBLO – Award-winning fiction writer Sarah Willis will be featured as the Southern Colorado Reading Series’ second event of the academic year at Colorado State University-Pueblo.  Willis will read at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 14 in the Occhiato University Center  Cottonwood Room.  The reading is free and refreshments will be provided. 

Her first novel, Some Things That Stay, was listed as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, won the Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction 2000, and was made into a movie in 2004.  Her other novels are, The Rehearsal, A Good Distance, and The Sound of Us.  Her novella, Double Exposure, can be found on-line at usatoday.com/open books. 

Willis’ short stories have been published in Whiskey Island Review, Artful Dodge, The Missouri Review, and other journals. She has taught creative writing at numerous workshops and colleges, including John Carroll University, The Columbus Writers Conference, and the Maui Writer's Retreat.Willis’ books will be available for sale at the reading and throughout the year at the CSU-Pueblo Bookstore.  For more information, contact Juan J. Morales, assistant professor and director of creative writing, at 549-2082 or juan.morales@colostate-pueblo.edu.

The reading is co-sponsored by the Diversity Resource Center and the Department of English & Foreign Languages. The Southern Colorado Reading Series is co-sponsored by the Diversity Resource Center and the English and Foreign Languages Department and brings established and published writers to CSU-Pueblo, where they give community readings and expose students to the world of creative writing.

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.