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CSU-Pueblo SOCO Reading Series kicks off September 16

Release Date: September 07, 2016

Cora Zaletel

Executive Director, External Affairs

Colorado State University-Pueblo


Press Release

PUEBLO - The English Department at Colorado State University-Pueblo is proud to host the first event of the SoCo Reading Series for the 2016-17 academic year. Authors Kevin Coval and Idris Goodwin will discuss their works beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16 at Songbird Cellars, 304 S. Victoria unit D in Pueblo. The reading is free, and the authors' books will be on sale.

Coval is the author of Schtick, L-vis Lives, Everyday People the American Library Association Book of the Year Finalist Slingshots: A Hip-Hop Poetica, and an editor of The BreakBeat Poets. He is the founder of Louder Than a Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival, artistic director at Young Chicago Authors, and teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Goodwin is an award-winning playwright, poet, and essayist. His widely produced stage plays include: How We Got On, And In This Corner: Cassius Clay and Bars and Measures He is the author of the pushcart nominated essay collection These Are the Breaks (Write Bloody, 2011). His words have appeared on HBO, Sesame Street, BBC radio and Discovery Channel. He's received support from the NEA and Ford Foundation, and was awarded Oregon Shakespeare's American History Cycle Commission and InterAct Theater's 20/20 Prize. Idris is the co-host and contributor to Critical Karaoke, a radio show and podcast about music and culture. Idris is an assistant professor in The Department of Theatre and Dance at Colorado College.

More about their recent publication may be found at:

For more information about the series, contact Juan Morales, associate professor of English and foreign languages, at

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