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


Arizona Daily Star

Michael Perry is a New York Times best-selling author, humorist, playwright and radio show host from rural Wisconsin. His works include the memoirs "Population 485," “Montaigne in Barn Boots: An Amateur Ambles Through Philosophy,” "Truck: A Love Story," and novel "The Jesus Cow." Perry performs widely as a humorist, hosts the nationally syndicated Tent Show Radio, and tours with his band, the Long Beds. His essays and nonfiction pieces have appeared in New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Backpacker and Runner's World. "As a writer," he says, "I find my greatest privilege lies not in telling my story; it lies in being trusted to tell the story of another."

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Scheduled events:
Writing From the Middle of Nowhere: A Freelance Life
Best-selling author and longtime freelance writer Michael Perry will share a humorous, frank, off-beat look at writing for a living in "flyover" America. Using a tractor to save unsold books from the dreaded "pulping" machine? Editing with scissors? Poison ivy as a writing prompt? Deriving inspiration from the health insurance premium? Explaining to your brother the logger that you are a "really fast typer"? Known for his entertaining readings and live performances, Perry will also speak to the quiet joy that draws us to reading and writing in the first place.

Arizona Daily Star Tent (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Arizona Daily Star Store (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Michael Perry
Moderator: David Fitzsimmons

Books:
Danger: Man Working
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Western Historical Society
August 2017
ISBN 9780870208409
238 pages
$18.95, INSTOCK
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"A collection of previously published magazine pieces and essays by Michael Perry. More/less

Population: 485
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
HarperCollins
August 2015
ISBN 9780061363504
$15.99, INSTOCK
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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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