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

Deborah Nash

Philip Connors was born in Iowa, raised on a farm in Minnesota, educated at the University of Montana and disillusioned by a stint of corporate journalism in New York. He is the author of two previous books, "Fire Season" and "All the Wrong Places." His work has won the National Outdoor Book Award, the Reading the West Award for nonfiction, the Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award and the Grand Prize at the Banff Mountain Book Competition. He lives and works in the U.S. / Mexico borderlands. His new books is "A Song for the River."

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Scheduled events:
Atlas of Our World
Earth, air, water and fire. Join Vince Beiser, Craig Childs, and Philip Connors on a journey to explore the sometimes overlooked, but fascinating ever-changing landscape of our world.

National Parks Experience (Seats 146)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - National Parks (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Vince Beiser, Craig Childs, Philip Connors
Moderator: Jim Cook
Fire Season
Writers Stephen Pyne and Philip Connors discuss calamity and resilience and how "how hot is too hot?" when writing about fire.

Student Union Kachina (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Philip Connors, Stephen Pyne
Moderator: Donald Falk

A Song for the River
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
Cinco Punto
August 2018
ISBN 9781941026915
246 pages
$16.95, INSTORE
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The mountain he loves goes up in flames. His friend and fellow lookout dies. He falls in love. More/less

Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
February 2012
ISBN 9780061859373
$14.99, 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

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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