Colorado State University - Pueblo reading series features South African writer


Colorado State University - Pueblo reading series features South African writer

PUEBLO – The Southern Colorado Reading Series at Colorado State University-Pueblo will offer its final author of the fall semester with South African writer Zakes Mda at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 1in the Library and Academic Resources Center 109. The reading is free, and refreshments will be provided.

An internationally renowned novelist, playwright, painter, music composer, Mda is the author of seven novels including Cion, The Whale Caller, Ways of Dying, and The Heart of Redness. He is the winner of all the major literary awards in South Africa, the American Library Association Notable Books in the USA, and was also shortlisted for the NAACP Image Award. His most recent book, Sometimes There is a Void:, was published in 2012.

Mda’s 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, associate professor and director of creative writing. at 549-2082 or juan.morales@colostate-pueblo.edu.

Sponsored by the Diversity Resource Center and the English and Foreign Languages Department, the Southern Colorado Reading Series brings established and nationally-recognized poets and writers to CSU-Pueblo for free 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.