Astonishing Arizona Women with Author Tom Zoellner

When: 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 18, 2023

Where: Phippen Museum, 4701 Highway 89 North, Prescott, Arizona

Tom Zoellner shares stories from his book, Rim to River: Looking into the Heart of Arizona, about astonishing women who have shaped history and pioneered new ways of thinking. From Native women who re-enact their coming-of-age ceremony through the daily act of running through the canyon country, to a Latina graduate of Arizona State who becomes a trailblazing get-out-the-vote activist for the Democrats, to a dynamic Prescott native who sought a place with the Republicans, to the lauded Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords who remains a source of inspiration, the book is a celebration of Arizona’s women of all backgrounds.

About the book:

Rim to River is the story of an extraordinary journey through redrock country, down canyons, up mesas, and across desert plains to the obscure valley in Mexico that gave the state its enigmatic name. The trek is interspersed with incisive essays that pick apart the distinctive cultural landscape of Arizona: the wine-colored pinnacles and complex spirituality of Navajoland, the mind-numbing stucco suburbs, desperate border crossings, legislative skullduggery, extreme politics, billion-dollar copper ventures, dehydrating rivers, retirement kingdoms, old-time foodways, ghosts of old wars, honky-tonk dreamers, murder mysteries, and magical Grand Canyon reveries.

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