Tucson Festival of Books Tucson Festival of Books
March 14-15 2009 |

Get ready for Tucson’s first Festival of Books – a weekend celebration of some of the literary world’s best minds. Meet more than 325 authors, including Elmore Leonard (“Mr. Paradise” and “Get Shorty”) and The New York Times best selling mystery writer, J.A. Jance.

The festival includes an estimated 325 authors, 200 exhibitors and 15 stage areas and numerous acitvities.

  • Lectures, interviews and book signings with local, regional and nationally known authors
  • Workshops for aspiring authors
  • Writing contests, including readings by the winner of the Arizona Daily Star’s International Short Story Contest
  • Poetry readings
  • Book reviews and panel discussions
  • Children’s author appearances, interactive stage presentations, children’s area, storytelling and arts and crafts activities
  • Book sales

Arizona Public Media® is the major broadcast media sponsor for this event, and will be highlighted in the Culinary Area, along with demonstrations from local and national chefs.

Tucson Festival of Books is designed to promote a region-wide public celebration of reading and literacy and is supported by The University of Arizona, the business community, reading and literacy groups, and tourism/economic development organizations.

Save the date for the first Tucson Festival of Books – March 14 and 15 at the University of Arizona. It’s free and open to the public. Tickets are also available for an evening of cocktails, dinner and lively conversation with Festival authors on Friday night, March 13, 2009.