Juliana Aragón Fatula
2022 Corn Mother Honoree
Juliana Aragón Fatula’s ancestors, indigenous to Aztlan, migrated from New Mexico to Southern Colorado. She is the author of The Road I Ride Bleeds, Crazy Chicana in Catholic City, and Red Canyon Falling on Churches (winner of the High Plains Book Award in 2016.) She has been a Macondista (alumna of the Macondo Writers Workshop, founded by Sandra Cisneros) since 2011, was a Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities ambassador, and Director of Creative Writing for Mujeres Unidas (Women United) at Colorado State University, Pueblo.
She has conducted writing workshops for Colorado Writers in the Schools K-12, Bridging Borders, César Chávez Academy, and Cañon City Middle School. She performed in the nineties with Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center in Denver, and after Operation Desert Storm, she toured in the Persian Gulf for the Department of Defense with the Latin Locomotions. She is currently shopping her first mystery, The Colorado Sisters, for a publisher. She believes in the power of education to change lives.
“Honor your craft. The more you think about the audience the more the light dims. When you are most humble is when your creativity shines…Write from that place inside you where your pain is buried — your true voice.”
— Sandra Cisneros
Juliana is on pages 31-34
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