Tucson Book Festival This Weekend!

Saturday and Sunday, March 12th & 13th, 2011
Joe Hayes, Ben Saenz, JL Powers, 
Luis Alberto Urrea, Tom Miller and Others
Including Johnny Byrd and Bobby Byrd!!


Signing @ Booth 446 @ 10:00 am - Noon, 1:30 - 1:45 & 3:15 - 5 pm

Southwest Story Fiesta
Entertainment / Sat 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM
Story Telling Stage
La Llorona, El Cucuy, Y Mas! Mexican-American Ghost Stories and Folklore

Panel / Sat 2:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Student Union - Tucson Room
Joe Hayes
Solo Presentation / Sun 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Story Blanket

Signing @ Booth 446 @ 10:30 to 11 am & 11:30 to 2 pm

Joe Hayes
Solo Presentation / Sun 2:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Story Blanket

Pass It On: Creating Community Through Storytelling
Two Joes: Joe Hayes and Joe Bruchac. Three things are needed to build a community: a teller, a listener and a story. Children are hungry for a sense of belonging, and they feel held and comforted by the flow of a well-told tale. Participants in this session will explore the power of storytelling and build greater confidence in their own skill as tellers.
Panel / Sun 4:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Education Building - Room 353


Signing @ booth 446 @ 12:45 - 2 pm

Benjamin Aire Sáenz 
Solo Presentation / Sat 4:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Teen Authors Lounge

Kids in the Crossfire: Border Politics in Literature
Two authors discuss the cultural traditions and languages of our “border” relationships with Mexico, Latin America, and Native American tribes as reflected in the stories, poems, songs and plays that communicate historical and present-day knowledge that helps us appreciate each others' communities.
Panel / Sat 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Education Building - Room 349

Signing @ Booth 446 @ 10am to 11am

Becoming Unstuck: Young Latinos Moving Forward

Poets Benjamin Aire Saenz, Sandra Lopez, Malin Alegria
Panel / Sun 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Student Union - Tucson Room

Poesía and Prose: The Spoken Palabras from Two Very Diverse Poets
Ben Saezn with Acoma Poet Simon Ortiz
Nuestras Raices
Workshop / Sun 1:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Integrated Learning Center - Room 119


Sunday Only

Signing @ Booth 446 @ 1pm to 2 and 4 to 5pm

Knowing the Ropes: Getting Your Young Adult Novels Published
Whether you are an experienced writer of young adult fiction or just getting started, this panel of successful YA authors will answer your questions about getting published. They will discuss current YA writing trends, how to attract the attention of agents and editors, and resources for younger writers.
Workshop / Sun 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Education Building - Room 333

Taking a Stance: Social Justice and Literature for Children and Teens
Two authors share how they explore social issues through their books for children and young adults. Whether you are a young adult who likes to read and has a passion for social justice, a parent or teacher concerned about introducing social issues, or a writer wondering how to be both substantive and entertaining, come participate in this interactive panel.
Panel / Sun 2:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Education Building - Room 349



A Conversation with Luis Alberto Urrea
Nuestras Raíces
Solo Presentation / Sat 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Nuestras Raíces Performance Stage

"Border Crossings": Luis Urrea and T. Jefferson Parker in Conversation with Scott Simon
Panel / Sat 4:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Student Union - South Ballroom


The Graphic Novel: Is a Picture Really Worth 1,000 Words?
Panel / Sun 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
UA Mall Tent


Signing and Event times to be announced.


J.L. Powers said…
Yay! Looking forward to seeing you guys!
J.L. Powers said…
Yay! Looking forward to seeing you guys!

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