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

Roberta Gately, a nurse, novelist and former humanitarian aid worker, has provided medical care from Africa to Afghanistan. She has written extensively on the subject of refugees for The Journal of Emergency Nursing as well as a series of articles for the BBC World News Online and the Huffington Post. She speaks regularly on the plight of the world’s refugees and displaced. She has appeared both locally and nationally on TV and radio to discuss refugee issues.

Gately lives in Boston where she works as a nurse at The Boston Medical Center. Her previous novels, "Lipstick in Afghanistan" and "The Bracelet," are based on her experiences in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Her new book, a memoir, is "Footprints in the Dust."

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Scheduled events:
Beyond Borders and Refugees
Three important memoirists share their personal, ongoing and heart-wrenching immigration experiences that required unlimited perseverance, persistence and hope.

UA Library - Special Collections (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Roberta Gately, Reyna Grande, Jean Guerrero
Moderator: Ernesto Portillo Jr.
Forged Under Fire
James Hatch, Kate Quinn and Roberta Gately will discuss the lasting effects of war on both combatants and civilians.

UA BookStore (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Roberta Gately, Kate Quinn
Moderator: Steve Alley
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

Footprints in the Dust: Nursing, Survival, Compassion, and Hope with Refugees Around the World
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Pegasus Books
October 2018
ISBN 9781681778648
304 pages
$26.95, INSTORE
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Roberta Gately is a nurse and humanitarian aid worker who has served in war zones ranging from Africa to Afghanistan aiding refugees. More/less

Lipstick in Afghanistan
Fiction / Literature
Simon & Schuster
November 2009
ISBN 9781439191385
$19.99, INSTORE
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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

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Marshall Foundation

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