University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Pat Mora

Pat Mora is an author, speaker, educator and literacy advocate. She has written more than 45 books for adults, teens and children. Her poetry collections include "Chants," "Borders," "Communion," "Agua Santa: Holy Water," "Aunt Carmen’s Book of Practical Saints" and "Adobe Odes." Her books of nonfiction include "Nepantla: Essays from the Land in the Middle" and the family memoir "House of Houses." The recipient of two honorary doctorates, a poetry fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Kellogg National Leadership Fellowship, and a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship, Mora lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her most recent collection is "Encantado: Desert Monologues."

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Scheduled events:
WordJoy: Celebrating Poetry with Children
Join Pat Mora to explore ways of bringing the joy of poetry to children.

Education Room 308 (Seats 48, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Pat Mora
Moderator: Jennifer Flores
Tucson Voices Join Pat Mora
Tucson poets Sally Roundhouse, Logan Philips and Mele Martinez join with Pat Mora in reading from her new book "Encantado."

Student Union Kiva (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Student Union Kiva, Bookstore Main Floor (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Pat Mora
Moderator: Mari Herreras
¡Bookjoy Gran Fiesta!
Familias and families, todos and everyone - gather around and listen closely: join us for the magical storytelling of award-winning children’s author and poet Pat Mora! Enjoy a botanita (snack) and a free book! Join us for a Book Fiesta with author Pat Mora. Enjoy a snack and walk away with a free Chilren's book.

Nuestras Raíces/Presentation Stage (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Nuestras Raices
Signing area: Pima County Public Library/Nuestras Raíces/Craft Tent & Signing Area (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Pat Mora
Moderator: Toby Wehner

University of Arizona Press
ISBN 9780816538027
96 pages
$16.95, INSTORE
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Inspired by Edgar Lee Masters's Spoon River Anthology and Thornton Wilder's Our Town, Pat Mora brings us the poetic monologues of Encantado, an imagined southwestern town. More/less

Bookjoy, Wordjoy
Nuestras Raices
Lee & Low Books
August 2018
ISBN 9781620142868
32 pages
$18.95, INSTOCK
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An inspiring collection of Pat Mora's own glorious poems celebrating a love of words and all the ways we use and interact with them: reading, speaking, writing, and singing.

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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