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Date(s) - October 8, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Reading Series 2020-2021

Each fall and spring semester through the Creative Writing Reading Series at Colorado State University, the Department of English welcomes distinguished literary voices to share their work and to engage with the local community.

This semester — due to gathering restrictions related to COVID-19 — all Fall 2020 readings will be live-streamed via Zoom. For information on Spring 2021 events as well as the most up-to-date information, please check the English department events calendar for updates about individual events.

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Lorna Dee Cervantes

Lorna Dee Cervantes
Lorna Dee Cervantes

Cervantes is a XicanIndx (Chumash/Purepacha) author of five award-winning books of poetry: Emplumada (Pitt Poetry Series 1981); From the Cables of Genocide: Poems on Love and Hunger (Arte Publico Press 1991); Ciento: 100 100-Word Love Poems (Wings Press 2011); Drive: The First Quartet (Wings Press 2005); and Sueño (Wings Press 2013). The founder of MANGO Publications (first to publish Sandra Cisneros), Cervantes is also the recipient of two NEA grants, two Pushcart Prizes, a Lila Wallace Readers Digest grant, and three state arts poetry fellowships. She presented twice at the Library of Congress as well as hundreds of universities, colleges and other venues. The former Director of Creative Writing at CU Boulder, where she was a professor for 20 years, she up and moved to Olympia, WA in 2014, and now lives and writes in Seattle.

The CSU Creative Writing Reading Series is made possible by the generous support of the Organization of Graduate Student Writers, the CSU Department of English, the College of Liberal Arts, the donor sponsor of the Crow-Tremblay Alumni Reading Series, the Lilla B. Morgan Memorial Endowment, and other generous support. Learn about how you can support the series online here