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CSU-Pueblo hosts first reading series event of the fall semester

Release Date: August 27, 2014

Cora Zaletel

Executive Director, External Affairs

Colorado State University-Pueblo

(719) 549-2810

Press Release

PUEBLO – The Southern Colorado Reading Series at Colorado State University-Pueblo will host the first reading of the 2014-15 academic year, featuring Michael Garriga at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 8 in Library and Academic Resources Center (LARC) 109. The reading is free and refreshments will be provided.

The author of Book of Duels, Garriga has been published extensively in magazines and journals, including New Letters, the Black Warrior Review, storySouth, and the Southern Review. He has worked as a sound man in a blues bar, a shrimp picker, and a bartender, but currently teaches creative writing in the English department at Baldwin Wallace University. Garriga lives with his family outside of Cleveland, Ohio.

Garriga’s book will be available for sale at the reading and at the CSU-Pueblo Bookstore.  For more information, contact Ivar Arnegard, assistant professor of English and foreign languages, at  549-2651 or

Sponsored by the Diversity Resource Center and the English and Foreign Languages Department, the SoCo 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.

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