Don’t miss another great Library lineup at the Tucson Festival of Books!

(Tucson, AZ) It's almost time for the 2024 Tucson Festival of Books (Saturday, March 9 - Sunday, March 10) and the Library has some great panels lined up at its Nuestras Raíces tent—booths 266 and 267 in front of the U of A Main Library.

Readers can enjoy presentations by local authors Mari Herreras, Manuel Muñoz, Estella González, and Dr. Lydia Otero—among others—and those visiting from out of town, including Southwest Books of the Year Top Pick recipients Brendan Shay Basham (Swim Home to the Vanished) and Stacie Shannon Denetsosie (The Missing Morningstar and Other Stories).  

Hassael Cazesuz, who oversees the team planning the Festival lineup, says, "We're excited to once again celebrate the culture, voices, and heritage of our Latinx, Spanish-speaking, and Native communities in Pima County. We hope our community of readers has a wonderful time!"

Saturday, March 9

  • 10 to 11 am
    Intersections of Verse y Voz
    Featured authors: Mari Herreras, Brandon Som, Simon J. Ortiz
  • 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
    Forbidden Love: Stolen Hearts, Intrigue, & Adventure
    Featured authors: Liana De La Rosa, Jo Segura, Lydia San Andres
  • 1 to 2 pm
    LatinIdentidad: Made in the U.S.A.
    Featured authors: Marie Arana, Elizabeth Camarillo Gutierrez, Héctor Tobar
  • 2:30 to 3:30 pm
    Killers and Thrillers
    Featured authors: E. A. Aymar, Lauren Muñoz, Nick Medina, Ana Reyes
  • 4 to 5 pm
    Cuentos for Kids: Presenting the Américas Award
    Featured authors: David Bowles, Donna Barba Higuera, John Parra

Sunday, March 10

  • 10 to 11 am
    Resiliency and Survival: Tales of Women Breaking Free
    Featured authors: V. Castro, Luis Alberto Urrea, Estella González
  • 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
    Voces Tucsonenses
    Featured authors: Henry Barajas, Elizabeth Camarillo Gutierrez, Dr. Lydia Otero
  • 1 to 2 pm
    Are You Afraid of the Dark?
    Featured authors: Isabel Cañas, Theodore C. Van Alst, Jr., V. Castro, Shane Hawk
  • 2:30 to 3:30 pm
    Retro Queer: LGBTQ+ Narratives from the 80s
    Featured authors: Manuel Muñoz, Dr. Lydia Otero
  • 4 to 5 pm
    Diné Literary Debuts
    Featured authors: Stacie Shannon Denetsosie, Brendan Shay Basham

Writer in Residence Laura Markowitz will lead a workshop—Find Your Flow, Warm-Up Exercises for Writers of all Genres—on Sunday, March 10 from 10 to 11 am in the Integrated Learning Center, Room 119. In addition, there will be a book giveaway for youth in the Teen Area and an opportunity for attendees to visit the Library's Bookmobile to get a library card and check out books!

There's more!

Select Tucson Festival of Books authors will be presenting their work before the Festival at three libraries.


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