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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

2013 Festival Of Books Now History

The festival has come and gone, and reports indicate that it was quite a success. The first day was a bit dicey with the wind, cold, and showers, but the second day was very pleasant. Photos below are from the Festival's newsletter. The three authors shown are: Ted Danson throwing a pitch (actor, author, and environmental activist - middle left), Robert Crais (author of the Elvis Cole and Joe Pike mysteries - middle right), and Jodi Picoult (author of fiction best sellers - bottom left). The dates for the next Festival are already set - 15, 16 March 2014.

Photos courtesy of James S. Wood Photography, David Whitney French Photography, and Monica Surfaro Spigelman for the Tucson Festival of Books

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Tucson Festival Of Books This Weekend

The Fifth Annual Tucson Festival of Books will be happening on the University of Arizona campus this weekend - March 9 and 10, 2013. The first four of these events have been extremely popular and have brought a wide cross-section of authors to town. The photo below is of the crowds on the Mall last year. The big concern this year is that a strong front will be moving through on Friday afternoon and evening. Temperatures will be much colder and Saturday especially may be raw and damp; bad timing and nasty weather may significantly impact the event this year.

Photograph  by David Sanders, Arizona Daily Star.