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CSU-Pueblo reading series features award-winning alum

Release Date: January 28, 2014

Cora Zaletel

Executive Director, External Affairs

Colorado State University-Pueblo

(719) 549-2810

Press Release

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 719.549.2082 or

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

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.

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