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

Victoria Loustalot (pronounced LOO-STA-LOW) has written for the New York Times, the New Yorker online, the Onion, Women’s Wear Daily and Publishers Weekly, among many other publications. Her writing has been acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Thomas J. Watson Library and Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. She earned her BA and her MFA from Columbia University in New York and worked at Twitter as the global program manager for @TwitterMoments. She is the author of three books including the memoir "This is How You Say Goodbye," "Living Like Audrey," a meditation on the life and career of Audrey Hepburn, and "Future Perfect: A Skeptic's Search for an Honest Mystic."

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Scheduled events:
Workshop: Writing the Personal for the Public
In this workshop, author and essayist Victoria Loustalot will lead participants in a discussion and series of exercises that offer clear and concise techniques for transforming personal experiences into compelling stories of both fiction and memoir.

Integrated Learning Center Room 119 (Seats 60, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Book / Movie Biz
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Victoria Loustalot
The Agent-Author Relationship
Jessica Regel, who represents fiction and nonfiction in both the adult and children’s markets, will discuss the ins and outs of navigating the business side of publishing with three of her author clients: Mark Ferguson, Victoria Loustalot, and Jillian Cantor.

Student Union Kachina (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Book / Movie Biz
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jillian Cantor, Mark Ferguson, Victoria Loustalot, Jessica Regel

Future Perfect: A Skeptic's Search for an Honest Mystic
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Little A/Amazon
January 2019
ISBN 9781503903647
272 pages
$14.95, INSTORE
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A witty, unflinching, and provocative memoir about one woman's journey into the fact, fiction, and fraud of the modern mystical complex. More/less

This is How You Say Goodbye
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
St. Martin's Griffin
September 2014
ISBN 9781250056504
240 pages
$18.99, INSTORE
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When Victoria Loustalot was eight years old her father swept her up in a grand fantasy: a trip around the world. 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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