February 23, 2021
This year’s virtual Tucson Festival of Books promises two days full of interesting and fun conversations with authors from all over the world.
As long-time sponsors of the Festival, we are pleased to be participating in this year’s festivities. Join us March 6 and 7 and see our authors and staff in conversation at the following presentations:
Searching for Poetic Justice
Saturday, March 6 9 a.m.
What does the American Dream look like for Latinx people living in the United States? What does it feel like? Felicia Zamora and Gloria Muñoz explore those questions in their award-winning poetry. Today they will share their thoughts, and some of their poems, with all of us. Danzirly is a stunning bilingual poetry collection that considers multigenerational Latinx identities in the rapidly changing United States. Winner of the Academy of American Poets’ Ambroggio Prize, Muñoz’s collection is an unforgettable reckoning of the grief and beauty that pulses through twenty-first-century America. This panel will be moderated by Savannah Hicks, who is our Exhibits Manager. Learn more about this panel.
Authors in Conversation
Saturday, March 6, 1 p.m.
Authors Simon Winchester and Stephen Pyne discuss how the quest for land, ownership and discovery have shaped the modern world. Steve is the author of our new book The Great Ages of Discovery, which a fascinating conceptual framework for understanding the past 600 years of exploration by Western civilization and its relationship to contemporary society. Learn more about this panel.
It Takes a Pueblo
Sunday, March 7, 1 pm
Arizona authors Alberto Álvaro Ríos and Lydia R. Otero will discuss their newest books, both of which explore the power of place and community along the border. How much is lost when families are dislocated altogether? Living where we do, these are things for all of us to think about. Ríos is the author of A Good Map of All Things, a picaresque novel that describes momentous adventure and quiet connection bring twenty people in a small town in northern Mexico. Otero is the author of La Calle, which examines conflicting claims to urban space, place, and history as advanced by two opposing historic preservationist groups in Tucson. This panel will be moderated by Mari Herreras, who is our Publicity Manager. Learn more about this panel.
Visit tucsonfestivalofbooks.org to see the full schedule and list of participating authors.