Tucson Festival of Books

Tucson Festival of Books

 

Masha Hamilton, me and Jamie Ford with Darth Vader & pal at the first TFOB 2009.

This is a love story. 

Arizona has given me so much. Now, on the eve of our return to the epic Tucson Festival of Books, I am thinking about this complex history.  After all, my year of living on the edge in Tucson brought me my bride.  Yup--Cinderella was a Tucson Citizen reporter.

Festive in Tucson

It was funny to go to Tucson for their Tucson Festival of Books (TFOB) after such a long and nasty Chicago winter. No big coats! The snow had finally melted out of our yard. But flying in, we saw snow on the Arizona peaks. Hmm. No snow in Chicago, but snow in Tucson. It's a topsy-turvy world.
 

Tucson Festival of Books

Linda Hogan once told me she had met fifteen different men who claimed to be the reincarnation of Crazy Horse. We wondered at the time if Crazy Horse had somehow gone condo in the afterlife, if he had managed to subdivide so guys who like to wear a fang on a thong around their necks, or wear dangly silver feather earrings, can claim to be him. I have, in the wake of The Hummingbird's Daughter, met a small army of experts, scholars, channelers, healers, urban shamans, re-enacters, and reincarnated Teresitas. The Saint of Cabora is in the house, y'all!

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Book club members have been some of my most enthusiastic and careful readers. I’m thrilled to share my work with you, answer your questions and tell you some of the stories behind the stories. This is our spot, just for us. Here, we can chat:  If I’m nearby, I’ll come and visit your club. Otherwise, we can Skype, talk over the phone or email. Sometimes, I’ll send surprises or hold contests.

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upcoming events

Border Cantos
Border Cantos Mar 31st 7 p.m. Bentonville, AR

Reading and talk at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Details here.

Bentonville, AR
Mar 31st
2017
7 p.m.
PEN/Faulkner Reading Series
PEN/Faulkner Reading Series Apr 7th 7:30 p.m. Folger Library, Washington DC

Proud to be part of the prestigious series in a reading with Laila Lalami and Shobha Rao. Tickets and details here

Folger Library, Washington DC
Apr 7th
2017
7:30 p.m.
Holyoke Big Read
Holyoke Big Read Apr 11th to Apr 12th Holyoke, MA

Celebrating the NEA Big Read and Into the Beautiful North in Holyoke, MA. Sponsored by the Mary Lyon Foundation, Holyoke has done some great events all year. Now we get to meet each other! Details here.

Holyoke, MA
Apr 11th to Apr 12th
2017
The Believer Lit Fest
The Believer Lit Fest Apr 21st to Apr 22nd Las Vegas, NV

Details to come

Las Vegas, NV
Apr 21st to Apr 22nd
2017
UCSB Reads Into the Beautiful North
UCSB Reads Into the Beautiful North Apr 24th 7:30 p.m. UC-Santa Barbara

Excited to meet the UCSanta Barbara students who are all reading Into the Beautiful North -- the first time UCSB has chosen a novel! Details here.

UC-Santa Barbara
Apr 24th
2017
7:30 p.m.