Alumnus is final presenter for spring Southern Colorado Reading Series at CSU–Pueblo

A recent Colorado State University-Pueblo graduate will celebrate the release of her first book as the presenter at the final Southern Colorado Reading Series for the spring semester. Juliana Aragón Fatula will read on Thursday, April 16 at 7 p.m. in the CSU-Pueblo’s First Year Center, OUC second floor. The event is free, and her books will be for sale.

Fatula, a Colorado native, descends from generations of healers and story tellers. Her first collection of poems, Crazy Chicana in Catholic City will be published in Spring 2009 by Ghost Road Press. She earned a bachelor’s degree in at CSU-Pueblo, where she was a three-time winner of the Southern Colorado Women’s Poetry Contest. Her screenplay, Peaceful Sleep (co-written with Davon Johnson) placed at the Global Arts Film Festival in Los Angeles in 2007. During the 1990s, she performed Chicano Theatre with Su Teatro and entertained the troops in Sicily, the Azores, the Persian Gulf, and Diego Garcia for the Department of Defense. She teaches Teatro and Writing at Pueblo’s Cesar Chavez Academy.

The CSU-Pueblo Bookstore will take pre-orders for Fatula’s book and have available the books of other Southern Colorado Reading Series presenters at the April 16 event. For more information, contact Juan J. Morales, assistant professor and director of creative writing, at 549-2082 or

The Southern Colorado Reading Series is sponsored by the English and Foreign Languages Department and brings established and published writers to CSU-Pueblo, where they give community readings and visit creative writing classes.

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