More than 700,000 people have come to the Tucson festival of books since it was created in 2009. Bibliophiles have delighted in the opportunity to help promote literacy. This opportunity to meet authors and ad to your collection of books is dedicated to supporting literacy programs in Southern Arizona. It is a free event located at the University of Arizona.
click here for a timetable of authors at the festival of books.
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The festival includes food, entertainment and children’s activities as well as lectures by authors and workshops related to literature of all types.
Self-published and emerging authors are welcome to apply for inclusion in the festival. This is a marvelous opportunity for independent authors to promote themselves.
Children are a focus of the Tucson Festival of Books. Promoting literacy is the whole point of the event, so a wide range of teen and youth activities are scheduled for the kids including a performance by Stories That Soar!
click here for a schedule of children’s events at the festival.
Stories that Soar! was founded in 2002 as a dynamic approach to encourage imagination and writing in local school children. The program creates a fun way for participants to be engaged in creative writing. To make a long and beautiful story short: The school children are invited to create story ideas that are then dramatized by actors, musicians and acrobats and presented to the public. The children are celebrated for their creativity and become inspired to think of writing as something more than a compulsory activity mandated by teachers. Stories That Soar! has staged a performance at every annual Tucson Festival of Books.
Stories that Soar! will be performing at the 7th Annual Tucson Festival of Books on Saturday, March 14th at Noon on the Welcome to the Festival Stage (just south of the 2nd Street Garage).
click here for a schedule of upcoming performances by Stories That Soar!
“Imagination is our greatest human resource and children are our greatest source! The students we partner with write amazing stories and we love to share them with the community.” –Sharon O’Brien, Artistic Director, Stories that Soar!
click here for a link to the Literacy Connects program STORIES THAT SOAR!
The Tucson Festival of Books Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, was founded by Bill Viner, president; Frank Farias and John M. Humenik, vice presidents; Bruce Beach, treasurer; and Brenda Viner, secretary.
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First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare
From February 15 to March 15, 2016, experience the First Folio in person. This free exhibition explores Shakespeare’s impact, then and now, and is accompanied by digital content and interactive activities.
Gallery hours are 10am – 5pm, Monday – Saturday. Closed Sundays.
click here to learn more about Shakespeare’s first folio