The annual Tucson Festival of Books is a great event for bibliophiles of all ages, featuring favorite authors, fascinating entertainment, delicious food, and plenty of activities. Come learn more about Reading Arizona and ONEBOOKAZ while enjoying a lovely day at the University of Arizona campus! Entry is free.
Arizona State Library at the Tucson Festival of Books
Saturday, March 14 – Booth 147
Meet the winning authors of the statewide ONEBOOKAZ writing competition
- 10 a.m. – Noon
Kids category winner: Bruce and the Road to Courage by Gale Leach about Bruce the caterpillar who runs away from home to avoid becoming a butterfly and finds friends and misadventure along the way.
- Noon – 2 p.m.
Adult category winner: Marcia Fine for The Blind Eye: a Sephardic Journey; where two women in different centuries explore their identities in this a sweeping narrative about a family expelled from Spain connecting forward across time to a modern woman of Cuban descent.
- 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Teen category winner: Dan Trumpis for Welcome to Harmony; a fantasy about a tween wolf moving to a new town where his is not the only family with something to hide.
Saturday & Sunday, March 14/15 – Booth 147
Arizona Talking Book Library
Learn more about the services of the Arizona Talking Book Library. The library provides books, magazines and other library resources in alternate formats for Arizonans whose visual or physical disabilities prevent the reading of conventional print materials.
Sunday, March 15 – Manuel Pacheco Integrated Learning Center, Room 130
“Write, Publish, Read: It’s Easy with ReadingArizona.org”
- 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Reading Arizona is a new ebook platform with Arizona books for Arizona readers. Books include contemporary non-fiction and fiction; historic material; and self-published books. This session will provide a quick walk through ReadingArizona.org, and then take you behind the scenes to learn more about the authors, publishers and librarians who have made the project possible.
Joan Clark, Arizona State Librarian
Laura Stone, State Library Digital Content Director
Michelle Bickert, Reading Arizona Coordinator
Roxane Ramos, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Press Coordinator
Marcia Fine, author
Moderator: Karen Williams, Dean of University Libraries at University of Arizona