University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Maria Dahvana Headley



Beowulf Sheehan

Maria Dahvana Headley is the number one New York Times best-selling author of seven books, most recently the “The Mere Wife,” a contemporary adaptation of “Beowulf.” A new translation of "Beowulf" will follow in 2019. With Neil Gaiman, she is the editor of the anthology “Unnatural Creatures." Her Nebula, Shirley Jackson and World Fantasy Award-shortlisted fiction has been anthologized in many year’s bests. She grew up in rural Idaho on a survivalist sled-dog ranch, and now lives in Brooklyn.

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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
Retelling the Classics
There are challenges and rewards in the re-imagining of a literary classic such as “Beowulf,” Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” or Grimm's fairy-tale "Snow-White and Rose-Red." What is gained by changing the point of view, setting, theme or plot? How does the story benefit from building on a well-known tale and how do the authors make the stories their own?

Integrated Learning Center Room 130 (Seats 143, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 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: Jacqueline Carey, Maria Dahvana Headley, Anna-Marie McLemore
Moderator: Matt Bell

Books:
The Mere Wife
Fiction / Literature
MCD
July 2018
ISBN 9780374208431
320 pages
$27.00, INSTORE
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New York Times bestselling author Maria Dahvana Headley presents a modern retelling of the literary classic Beowulf, set in American suburbia as two mothers—a housewife and a battle-hardened veteran—fight to protect those they love in The Mere Wife. More/less

Aerie: Magonia book 2
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Harper Collins
October 2016
ISBN 9780062320551
320 pages
$17.99, INSTORE
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The stunning sequel to Maria Dahvana Headley’s critically acclaimed Magonia tells the story of one girl who must make an impossible choice between two families, two homes—and two versions of herself. 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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