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



Michael McCrary

Courtenay Hameister is a professional nervous person. During her 12 years as host and head writer for Live Wire, a nationally-syndicated public radio show, she interviewed over 500 intimidating people and wrote 200 personal essays in bursts of anxiety-fueled inspiration at midnight the night before each show. Her work has also been featured in McSweeney's, APM's Marketplace, More Magazine and in some scathing emails to the customer service department at Macy's. Her new books is "Okay Fine Whatever: The Year I Went from Being Afraid of Everything to Only Being Afraid of Most Things."

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Scheduled events:
Okay Fine. Oh Wait. WHAT?!
Mara Altman, Courtenay Hameister and Nicole Walker find humor in everything they do every day. Chances are they'll find something funny during this hour today, too!

Student Union Sabino (Seats 87)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Mara Altman, Courtenay Hameister, Nicole Walker
Moderator: Nicole Gavin
Workshop: Humor and Life
How to write your memoir with humor.

Koffler Room 216 (Seats 89, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Courtenay Hameister
Keeping It Real
Coping with life when there is no choice.

UA Mall Tent (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Roberta Gately, Courtenay Hameister, Stephanie Land
Moderator: Patty Machelor

Book:
Okay Fine Whatever: The Year I Went from Being Afraid of Everything to Only Being Afraid of Most Things
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Little, Brown and Company
July 2018
ISBN 9780316395700
320 pages
$26.00, INSTORE
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"Hilarious and poignant, heartbreaking and perceptive, fiercely intelligent and utterly true. 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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