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Tucson Festival of Books is coming in March

Tucson Festival of books offers a wide range of wonderful reading material for sale.
Tucson Festival of books offers a wide range of wonderful reading material for sale.

Tucson Festival of Books is coming in March!

What: Sixth annual Tucson Festival of Books.
When: 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. March 15-16.
Where: University of Arizona campus.
Cost: Attendance and parking are free.
What: About 450 authors, book discussions, workshops and literary activities for the entire family.
Sponsors: The UA and the Arizona Daily Star. The University of Arizona Medical Center is the presenting sponsor. Net proceeds will promote literacy in Southern Arizona through the Tucson Festival of Books Foundation, a nonprofit organization.
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The Tucson Festival of Books can be overwhelming: So many books, authors, things to do and see and only a few days!
To make the most of the “ Bookapollosa”, make a plan!
The festival’s website — — is comprehensive and packed with information such as lists of authors in alphabetical order and by genre, and schedules of panel discussions and presentations.
You can sign up to follow the festival through email newsletters. Social media: Follow the festival on Facebook at and go to to follow on Twitter.
Mobile: Apps are also available for iPhone, Android devices and Kindle Fire.
According to The Daily Star, some of the authors attending include;

• Dan Balz, Washington Post correspondent, “The Battle for America 2008” and “Collision 2012.”
• William D. Cohan, “The Price of Silence: The Duke Lacrosse Scandal, the Power of the Elite, & the Corruption of Our Great Universities.”
• Bill Dedman, who received the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting, “Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune.”
• David Finkel, who won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting, “The Good Soldiers” and “Thank You For Your Service.”
• Kenneth Stern, former CEO of NPR, “With Charity for All: Why Charities Are Failing and a Better Way to Give.”
• Michael Weinstein , chief program officer of the Robin Hood Foundation, “The Robin Hood Rules for Smart Giving.”
• Alan Weisman who taught journalism at UA, “The World Without Us”.
(Line up courtesy of The Daily Star)
Children’s Activities:
• There will be a Storytelling Stage with professional storytellers and the Story Blanket, where authors and illustrators will meet with small groups.
• Teens will interview authors in the Teen Author area.
• Children’s illustration/writing contest awards will be presented at 10 a.m. March 15 in the children’s Entertainment Stage. Writing winners’ works will be published in an anthology and the winning illustrators pieces will be displayed in the Friends of Western Art tent.
• Looking for the free-book tent? It has a new location: West Patio of the College of Education
There will be something for everyone at this amazing event! So head on down to Tucson on March 15th and 16th!

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