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


Rus Bradburd is the author of four books: “All the Dreams We’ve Dreamed,” an examination of gun violence in Chicago, the novel-in-stories “Make It, Take It,” the controversial “Forty Minutes of Hell” and the memoir “Paddy on the Hardwood: A Journey in Irish Hoops.” He is a regular contributor to SLAM Magazine and New Mexico Magazine. Bradburd walked away from the glamorous world of college basketball after coaching 14 seasons at UTEP and New Mexico State to pursue a life in writing. He is the founder and director of Basketball in the Barrio, a free summer program in El Paso’s poorest neighborhood that has run continuously since 1992, been featured nationally on NPR’s weekend edition and won the 2008 NMSU Social Justice Award.

Shawn Harrington is a gun violence survivor and the subject of Bradburd's book "All the Dreams We've Dreamed." Harrington's mother was murdered in 2003, and seven of his players at Marshall High School have died from gun violence since his own mistaken identity shooting in 2014. Shawn, age 44, is the founder of "Hoops for Peace Chicago," a sought after speaker, and is now a Restorative Justice Counselor at Marshall in Chicago.

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Scheduled events:
Basketball: Good, Bad and Ugly
Like life itself, the sport of basketball is filled with stories of courage, friendship, redemption and grace. It also has its tragedies, corruption and scandal. Former UA Coach Jim Rosborough will lead a conversation with three like-minded authors that follows the bouncing ball wherever it might go.

Koffler Room 204 (Seats 304, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sports
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Rus Bradburd, Michael Sokolove, Ian Thomsen
Moderator: Jim Rosborough
Hoops Dreams and Guns
High School basketball players endure on Chicago's volatile west side. Shooting victim and coach Shawn Harrington will participate.

Koffler Room 216 (Seats 89, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sports
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Rus Bradburd
Moderator: Jim Rosborough
Tragedies of Murder
True-crime authors will tie together murders and the aftermath of tragedies, both expected and unexpected.

UA BookStore (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
True Crime
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Rus Bradburd, Shanna Hogan, Billy Jensen
Moderator: Sheryl Kornman

Book:
All The Dreams We've Dreamed
Sports
Lawrence Hill Books
May 2018
ISBN 9781613739310
272 pages
$26.99, INSTOCK
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Shawn Harrington returned to Marshall High School as an assistant coach years after appearing as a player in the iconic basketball documentary film Hoop Dreams. 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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