Tucson Festival of Books is this weekend

 The Tucson Festival of Books

When: March 9, 2013 – March 10, 2013
All day
Where: Tucson Festival of Books
The University Of Arizona
E University Ave,
Tucson,AZ 85721 USA

Here is a quick reminder about this weekend’s Tuscon Festival of Books. If you are at all interested in books of any genre make sure that you head down to Tucson this weekend. The festival is held at the campus of the University of Arizona. Believe me, if you are in Tucson, you won’t be able to miss it. It is a fantastic event and I look forward to it every year.
A lot of people are not aware that many of the authors and illustrators that come to the festival actually present programs. In addition to doing the book signings they talk about their work, craft, give demonstrations, and the list goes on. THAT is why I go to the festival. In previous years I sat enthralled listening to people like Kadir Nelson, Jon Scieszka, Erik Roman, David Wiesner and many more. Here are some of the presenters that I am looking forward to seeing this year:

  • Peter Brown
  • Jerry Pinkney
  • Floyd Cooper
  • Matt Phelan

Ok, so my lists tend to be illustrator heavy, but the presenting authors at this year’s festival are also impressive. Take a look at this years list of presenting authors at: http://tucsonfestivalofbooks.org/author/list and you will be amazed.
If you are in Tucson this weekend, stop by the SCBWI-AZ booth #408. It is the first booth next to the signing tables. I will be there from about 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 9th, 2013. Stop on by to say hi. I will actually be at the festival all weekend but the rest of the time, I will be listening to the presenters and taking copious notes.
For more info about the festival visit:
Hope to see you there.

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