The Tucson Festival of Books is a wide-ranging affair. It offers panel discussions on a thousand different topics, conversations with individual authors, poetry readings, current affairs, publishing industry issues, cooking demonstrations from author-chefs and workshops, among others. A sample: Finding Home: Exiles in Fiction, Reporting the Past: A Journalistic Approach to History, Border Lives, The Future of Elections in America — A Conversation with Dan Balz, Armchair Reading: Capturing the Quirks of Culture, Poetry Readings by Rigoberto González and Tim Hernandez, Studio Lesson: Illustrating and Writing Lucha Libre and Don't Tell Me What NOT to Read: Teens and Censorship.
|Benjamin Alire Sáenz|
If all of this isn't enough to exhaust you then go here for a list of activities to complete the job. There will be food, music, cultural performances, science city, petting zoos, arts and crafts, book signings, improv, storytelling - you name it and it'll be happening somewhere.