University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
Show sidebar contents
Want to help support literacy in Southern Arizona?
Become a Friend Now!
eNEWSLETTER SIGN-UP
Email:
First:
Last:
Security:

Albert Woodfox


Albert Woodfox spent 40 years in solitary confinement for a crime he did not commit at Louisiana's infamous Angola prison -- this is the longest solitary confinement in American history. A committed activist while incarcerated, he remains so today, speaking to a wide array of audiences, including the Innocence Project, Harvard, Yale and other universities, the National Lawyers Guild, as well as at Amnesty International events in London, Paris, Denmark, Sweden and Belgium. His book is "Solitary."


Scheduled events:
Behind Bars: The Injustice of Justice
Shane Bauer went behind the bars to learn more about private prisons. Lara Bazelon cataloged the injustices inflicted on the wrongly convicted. Albert Woodfox spent 40 years in solitary confinement for a crime he didn't commit. Meet three authors dedicated to bringing about change to our draconian penal system.

Student Union Gallagher Theater (Seats 340)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Shane Bauer, Lara Bazelon, Albert Woodfox
Moderator: Margaret Regan
Locked Up!
Three authors, one spent 40 years in Solitary at Angola Prison for a crime he didn't commit, the longest solitary confinement in U.S. History, another spent her career fighting to right the many wrongs in our penal system, the third a Pulitzer Prize-winner journalist. This is a do-not-miss panel.

Koffler Room 204 (Seats 304, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Lara Bazelon, Edward Humes, Albert Woodfox
Moderator: Grace Gamez

Book:
Solitary
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Grove Press
March 2019
ISBN 9780802129086
320 pages
$26.00, INSTOCK
Buy now

The extraordinary saga of a man who, despite spending four decades in solitary confinement for a crime of which he was innocent, inspired fellow prisoners, and now all of us, with his humanity

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

Show sponsors