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

David La Russa

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Gregory McNamee is a writer, journalist, editor, photographer, and publisher. He is the author or title-page editor of 40 books and more than 5,000 periodical publications, including articles, essays, reviews, interviews, editorials, poems and short stories.

He is a consultant, contributor and contributing editor to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. He is also a contributing editor to and regular reviewer for Kirkus Reviews and a contributing editor to The Bloomsbury Review.

McNamee operates Sonora Wordworks, an editorial and publishing service, and has been involved in the publication of more than 500 books. He is also the publisher of Polytropos Press.

McNamee is a research associate at the Southwest Center of the University of Arizona and a lecturer in the Economics Department of the Eller College of Management there. He is a ghostwriter for several business blogs maintained by national consumer and interest groups, and he is a behind-the-scenes consultant to numerous nonprofit organizations and private firms.

He is a member of the Speakers Bureau of the Arizona Humanities Council, and he also gives courses and talks on writing, publishing, journalism, media and technology and cultural and environmental issues.

His new book is "Tortillas, Tiswin, and T-Bones."

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Scheduled events:
A Different West
Various looks at growing up in the West.

UA Library - Special Collections (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: John Branch, Hugh Fitzsimons, Karen Piper
Moderator: Gregory McNamee
If They Move, Kill ’Em
When Sam Peckinpah’s western The Wild Bunch hit the theaters in 1969, it shocked audiences with its frank violence — and it changed the face of western film ever after. Join W.K. Stratton, author of the new book "The Wild Bunch," in conversation with film writer Gregory McNamee and anthropologist Thomas Sheridan, for views of Peckinpah’s era-defining movie half a century later.

Integrated Learning Center Room 141 (Seats 120, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Book / Movie Biz
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Gregory McNamee, Thomas Sheridan, W.K. (Kip) Stratton

Tortillas, Tiswin, and T-Bones
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
University of New Mexico Press
October 2017
ISBN 9780826359049
240 pages
$24.95, INSTORE
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In this entertaining history, Gregory McNamee explores the many ethnic and cultural traditions that have contributed to the food of the Southwest. More/less

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Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

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Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

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