CSU-Pueblo reading series features award-winning alum

PUEBLO – The first Southern Colorado Reading Series event of the spring semester will feature  award-winning fiction writer and Colorado State University-Pueblo alumnus John Paul Jaramillo at 7 p.m on Tuesday, February 4 in the Library and Academic Resources Center 109. The reading is free, and refreshments will be provided.

A Pueblo native, Jaramillo was named one of the top 10 new Latino authors by the editors of 2013 Latino Boom: An Anthology of U.S. Latino Literature. His collection of composite stories, The House of Order, was a Finalist for the 2013 International Latino Book Award. He is an associate professor of English at Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, Ill. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English from CSU-Pueblo in 1996 and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Oregon State University.

Jaramillo’s books will be available for sale at the reading 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 reading is sponsored by the Diversity Resource Center, Pilgrimage Magazine, and the Department of English & Foreign Languages.

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