Colorado State University - Pueblo reading series offers doubleheader in October


Colorado State University - Pueblo reading series offers doubleheader in October

PUEBLO – The Southern Colorado Reading Series at Colorado State University-Pueblo will host two events and three presenters during the month of October. A fiction doubleheader reading will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15 in Library and Academic Resource Center (LARC) 109, featuring Maureen McHugh and David Galloway. The reading is free and refreshments will be provided. Poet, novelist, and performance artist Tim Hernandez will appear on Thursday, Oct. 24.

Nebula Award-winning novelist and futurist Maureen McHugh is the author of the best-selling After the Apocalypse, the acclaimed Mothers and Other Monsters, and chief architect of the alternate reality game Year Zero. Eminent Canadian novelist David Galloway is the author of three novels. His most recent, The Cellist of Sarajevo, is an international bestseller. His work has been published in more than 30 countries and optioned for film.

Hernandez’ appearance was rescheduled from Sept. 24 and will begin at 7 p.m. on Oct. 24 in LARC 109. His awards include the 2006 American Book Award, the 2010 Premio Aztlan Prize in Fiction, and the James Duval Phelan Award from the San Francisco Foundation. He is the author of three collections of poetry and two novels, and his books have been widely acclaimed, including a spot on NPR’s All Things Considered. In 2011, the Poetry Society of America named him one of 16 New American Poets. He holds a B.A. from Naropa University and an M.F.A. from Bennington College.

The books of McHugh, Galloway, and Hernandez will be available for sale at the readings and at the CSU-Pueblo Bookstore. For more information, contact Juan Morales, associate professor and director of creative writing at 549-2082 or juan.morales@colostate-pueblo.edu.

The events are sponsored by the Diversity Resource Center, Pilgrimage Magazine, and the Department of English & Foreign Languages.

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