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



Jennah Beilgard

Karen Piper is the author "A Girl’s Guide to Missiles," "The Price of Thirst," "Left in the Dust" and "Cartographic Fictions." She has received the Sierra Nature Writing Award and fellowships from the Huntington, Carnegie Mellon and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is currently a professor of literature at the University of Missouri, where she teaches contemporary world fiction, as well as Climate Change Fiction, Women and War, Literary Journalism and Writing Memoir. She is also an adjunct professor in Geography and teaches courses in Peace Studies.

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Scheduled events:
A Different West
Various looks at growing up in the West.

UA Library - Special Collections (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: John Branch, Hugh Fitzsimons, Karen Piper
Moderator: Gregory McNamee
Southwest Books of the Year Top Authors
Southwest Books of the Year is Pima County Public Library's annual review of the best in regional literature. Some of the authors who received top honors this year discuss their approach to writing the Southwest.

UA Library - Special Collections (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2019 Southwest Books of the Year
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Francisco Cantú, Heidi Osselaer, Karen Piper
Moderator: Helene Woodhams
High Flyers
Whose heart hasn't been lifted by the tales of World War II's Flying Tigers, or the courageous pursuit of the sound barrier, or the secret science developed at China Lake? American aviation is filled with heroics and heroes. Some of them can be found in recent books by Dan Hampton, Sam Kleiner, Karen Piper and Robert Kurson.

Student Union Gallagher Theater (Seats 340)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Dan Hampton, Sam Kleiner, Robert Kurson, Karen Piper
Moderator: Lynn Vincent

Books:
A Girl's Guide to Missiles: Growing Up in America's Secret Desert
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Viking
August 2018
ISBN 9780399564543
$27.00, INSTORE
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The Price of Thirst


ISBN 9780816695423
289 pages
$26.95, INSTOCK
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"There's Money in Thirst," reads a headline in the New York Times. The CEO of Nestlé, purveyor of bottled water, heartily agrees. 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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