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


Sponsored by Nancy Pitt

Mindy Tarquini grew up convinced that there are other worlds just one giant step to the left of where she's standing. Author of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning novels "Hindsight" and "The Infinite Now," Tarquini's most recent novel is "Deepest Blue," described by Publisher's Weekly as "a haunting, lyrical fantasy dealing with love, loss, and political turmoil." Her writing has appeared in Writer's Digest, BookPage, Hypable and other venues. An associate editor on the Lascaux Review and a member of the Perley Station Writers Colony, Tarquini is a second-generation Italian American who believes words have power. She plies hers to the best of her ability from an enchanted tower a giant step left in the great Southwest.

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Scheduled events:
Nothing Is Impossible
Maria Dahvana Headley, Wayetu Moore and Mindy Tarquini understand full well how the creation of magical realism can bring unimaginable events even to the most mundane of lives.

Student Union Tucson Room (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Maria Dahvana Headley, Wayetu Moore, Mindy Tarquini
Moderator: Scott Glener
From a Certain Point of View
How does an author choose who tells the story? And how do those choices change the nature of the tale?

Integrated Learning Center Room 150 (Seats 155, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Maria Dahvana Headley, Katherine Addison, Peng Shepherd, Mindy Tarquini
Moderator: Jennifer Bushroe

Books:
Deepest Blue
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
SparkPress
September 2018
ISBN 9781943006694
$16.95, INSTORE
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In an enchanted city seen only at twilight, a resentful second son uncovers secrets that could cause his world's star to set.

The Infinite Now
Fiction / Literature
SparkPress
October 2017
ISBN 9781943006342
280 pages
$16.95, INSTORE
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In flu-ravaged 1918 Philadelphia, the newly-orphaned daughter of the local fortune teller panics and casts her entire neighborhood into a bubble of stagnant time in order to save the life of the mysterious shoemaker who has taken her in. More/less

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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