Monday, April 09, 2018

What a wonderful time at the 2018 Tucson Festival of Books!

The Tucson Festival of Books is a community-wide celebration of literature. Offered free-of-charge, the Festival exists to improve literacy rates among children and adults. Last month, the Festival celebrated its tenth year on the beautiful University of Arizona.

I was honored to be one of the guest this year along with many other authors including Luis Alberto Urrea, Zoraida Córdova, Erika Sánchez, Daniel José Older, Juan Felipe Herrera, Frederick Luis Aldama, Xelena González, Celeste Ng, Bill Esparza, Vickie Vértiz, and many more. And that does not include all of the wonderful publishers, booksellers, book lovers, and volunteers who helped make this event such a success.

Below I paste a few photos from the Festival. See if you can name some of the wonderful writers and publishers (and one famous political cartoonist)…there’s no prize for guessing all of them, just pride in your literary knowledge. Enjoy the sights.

My very short fiction writing workshop...students hard at work.


Speaking of book festivals, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books swoops down onto the USC campus the weekend of April 21 and 22! Check out this amazing lineup. Also, I will be on a panel titled "The Art of the Short Story" the first day at 3:00. Make your schedule using the interactive website, and we’ll see you near Tommy Trojan!

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