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Ingrid Rojas Contreras



Jeremiah Barber

Trisa & Andy Schorr

Ingrid Rojas Contreras was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. Her first novel "Fruit of the Drunken Tree" is an Indie Next selection, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and a New York Times editor's choice. Her essays and short stories have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Buzzfeed, Nylon and Guernica, among others. Rojas Contreras has received awards and fellowships from Bread Loaf Writer's Conference, VONA, Hedgebrook, The Camargo Foundation, and the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture. She teaches writing at the University of San Francisco, and is working on a family memoir about her grandfather, a curandero from Colombia who it was said had the power to move clouds.


Scheduled events:
From Out of the Ashes ...
The destruction of a country being ravished by a civil war and unimaginable violence can also sometimes give way to hope, love and a fierce determination of freedom. Crystal Hana Kim, Ingrid Rojas Contreras and Tatjana Soli will explore the darker side of humanity and the shining light that can emerge.

Student Union Tucson Room (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Crystal Hana Kim, Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Tatjana Soli
Moderator: Jenny Carrillo
Bonds of Sisterhood
Shobha Rao, Ingrid Rojas Contreras and Ron Querry will explore the unique bonds of sisters and the determination they have to keep their families together.

Student Union Kachina (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Ron Querry, Shobha Rao, Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Moderator: Rita Connelly
Undocumented: The Price of Admission
Acclaimed authors Reyna Grande, Jose Antonio Vargas and Ingrid Rojas Contreras explore the unforeseen cost of the undocumented experience.

Nuestras Raíces/Presentation Stage (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 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

Panelists: Reyna Grande, Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Jose Vargas
Moderator: Ernesto Portillo Jr.

Books:
Fruit of the Drunken Tree
Nuestras Raices
Doubleday
July 2018
ISBN 9780385542722
Hardcover, 320 pages
$26.95, INSTORE
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"When women of color write history, we see the world as we have never seen it before. More/less

La Fruta del Borrachero
Nuestras Raices
Vintage Espanol
October 2018
ISBN 9780525564010
400 pages
$16.00, INSTORE
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Un debut fascinante situado en Colombia durante la violencia devastadora de los años 90 sobre una joven protegida y una empleada doméstica adolescente, quienes inician una improbable amistad que amenaza con deshacerlas a ambas. 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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