March 12 and 13, 2016 are the two days for the wildly popular Tucson Festival of Books, where long lines face you to get into some author presentations. Here’s the complete schedule, to plan ahead:
It’s again on the University of Arizona mall (west of Campbell Ave. on University Blvd.), now in its 8th year.
Author list (A -Z): http://tucsonfestivalofbooks.org/?id=45
One of the fun activiites is at the end of the festival, with AZ Daily Star cartoonist David Fitzsimmons and his humorous drawings at the Star’s tent, 4 p.m. Sunday. Writer Dave Devine will be assisting him this year. The tent seats 250.
History from their website, www.tucsonfestivalofbooks.com.
“The Tucson Festival of Books, a registered non-profit organization established to support and fund literacy advancement in southern Arizona, debuted in March 2009 after two years of planning. More than 350 authors presented nearly 300 programs to 50,000 attendees that year. In six years, nearly 600,000 attendees have visited the Festival on the campus of the University of Arizona. More than $1,050,000 has been raised for local literacy organizations. Attendance in 2014 was estimated to be over 130,000 with more than 450 authors presenting. Founders of the Tucson Festival of Books include business, university and philanthropic leaders.”
Books — food– activities — info booths — family friends entertainment –lots and lots to do as usual. Enjoy Spring at the annual Tucson Festival of Books. Bigger and better each year.