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Heda Na'imbi Towa--Palabras de Nuestros Pueblos

WHO: Tommy Archuleta, Laura Kaye Jagels, and Alfredo Celedón Luján

WHAT: Poetry Reading

WHEN: November 5, 5:30pm

WHERE: Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie, Santa Fe, NM, 505-424-1601

COST: Free, donations to theatre gratefully accepted

Tommy Archuleta is a native Santa Fean whose work has appeared in Manzanita Quarterly, La Herencia, The Laurel Review, and Pleiades. He works as a substance abuse counselor and lives in Cochiti Lake with his wife, father and the state’s handsomest Chihuahua. He is presently working on his first collection of poems of chapbook length.

Laura Kaye Jagles is a tribal member of Tesuque Pueblo, New Mexico. She is also Western Shoshone/Paiute and Chicana of northern New Mexico. She taught English at the Native American Preparatory School and the Santa Fe Preparatory School. She currently serves the Pueblo of Pojoaque as an Indigenous Language Instructor at several schools in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She and her first five Tewa students were featured in the documentary The Young Ancestors, which follows these teenagers’ efforts to reclaim their language. Laura acquired a B. A. in English from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania. She also holds a M. A. and M. Litt. from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English. She enjoys reading, writing, dancing, poetry, and humor. Laura's poetry and creative non-fiction have been published in As/Us: A Space for Women of the World and Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art and Thought. Trailers for the documentary may be viewed at

Alfredo Celedón Luján has been a teacher of English, and a basketball and volleyball coach. He is a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, a Golden Apple Fellow, and in 2017 has been named the recipient of the Leadership Award for the Advancement of People of Color by the National Council of Teachers of English.  He has been a writer-in-residence for the Anchorage and Mat-Su School Districts in

Alaska and at the Noepe Center for Literary Arts at Martha’s Vineyard. He is a graduate of New Mexico State University and the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College.  He is currently working on a Master of Letters Degree.  His writing has appeared in English Journal; La Herencia del Norte; Bread Loaf and the Schools, What is College Level Writing?; Engaging American Novels; Making Sense: A Real-World Rhetorical Reader; Courageous Leadership in Early Childhood Education; Puerto Del Sol; and the New Mexico Humanities Review.