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Lilliam Rivera



Vanessa Acosta

Lilliam Rivera is an award-winning writer and author of the young adult novels "Dealing in Dreams," forthcoming from Simon & Schuster on March 5, 2019, and "The Education of Margot Sanchez," available now. Her work has appeared in Elle, Lenny Letter, Tin House, Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine and the Los Angeles Times, to name a few.

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Scheduled events:
What Color IS the Future?
Award-winning Latinx scifi/fantasy writers Lilliam Rivera and Daniel José Older merge urban dreams with the dystopian world order.

Nuestras Raíces/Presentation Stage (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 1:00 pm - 2:00 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: Daniel José Older, Lilliam Rivera
Moderator: John Muñoz
Besos con Sabor: Fleshing Out Latinx Romance
Priscilla Oliveras, Anna-Marie McLemore and Lilliam Rivera discuss diversifying the sheets and breaking into the mainstream world of romance.

Nuestras Raíces/Presentation Stage (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Nuestras Raices
Signing area: Pima County Public Library/Nuestras Raíces/Craft Tent & Signing Area (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Anna-Marie McLemore, Priscilla Oliveras, Lilliam Rivera
Moderator: Karina Reyna
Cruel Choices in a Cruel World
Fantasy worlds of dystopia involve characters who face difficult choices within worlds that are cruel and inequitable, where discovery involves harsh consequences. This is highlighted in the worlds created in "The Belles" by Dhonielle Clayton, "Everless" by Sara Holland and "Dealing in Dreams" by Lilliam Rivera.

Teen & Author Stage (Seats 88)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Teen and Author Stage (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Dhonielle Clayton, Sara Holland, Lilliam Rivera
Moderators: Cydne Bolton, Nancy Webber-Graff
Wastelands and Social Entropy
When society as we know it falls apart, and humanity finds itself living under harsh conditions, what then?

Integrated Learning Center Room 150 (Seats 155, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: K.S. Merbeth, Lilliam Rivera, Drew Williams
Moderator: Victoria Salajko

Books:
Dealing in Dreams
Nuestras Raices
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
March 2019
ISBN 9781481472142
352 pages
$18.99, INSTOCK
Buy now

The Outsiders meets Mad Max: Fury Road in this fast-paced dystopian novel about sisterhood and the cruel choices people are forced to make in order to survive. More/less

The Education of Margot Sanchez
Nuestras Raices
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
February 2017
ISBN 9781481472111
304 pages
$19.99, INSTOCK
Buy now

Margot Sanchez is paying off her debts by working in her family's South Bronx grocery store, but she must make the right choices about her friends, her family, and Moises, the good looking but outspoken boy from the neighborhood.

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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