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

Liza Porter's poetry chapbook "Red Stain" (Finishing Line Press 2014) was finalist for both the 2015 Arizona New Mexico Book Award and the 2015 WILLA Award (Women Writing the West). Her poem "The day my brother meets Bob Dylan …" appears in "Visiting Bob: Poems Inspired by the Life and Work of Bob Dylan"(New Rivers Press 2018). Her essay Reconstructing was first-runner-up for the PRISM International 2016 Creative Nonfiction Prize and Honorable Mention for the 42nd New Millennium Nonfiction Prize.

Porter received the 2009 Mary Ann Campau Memorial Poetry Fellowship from the University of Arizona Poetry Center. She is founding director of the Other Voices Women’s Reading Series at Antigone Books in Tucson, Arizona. Her essays and poetry have been published in numerous magazines and anthologies, including PRISM International, Chautauqua, Cobalt Review, Passages North, The Progressive, AGNI, Diner, Cimarron Review, Barrow Street, Pedestal Magazine, and in What Wildness is this: Women Write About the Southwest, and Poets on Prozac: Mental Illness, Treatment and the Creative Process. Three of Porter’s essays have been listed as Notable Essays in Best American Essays.

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Scheduled events:
Indie Author Pavilion - Adult Nonfiction
Indie Author Pavilion - Adult Nonfiction (Seats 10)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Panelists: Paulette Bodeman, Richard Chamberlin, Jack Cochran, David Crow, John Findura, Mimi Gough, William Kalt, Liza Porter, Kathleen Titus, James Williams, Michael Young
Calling All Poets: An Open Mic Reading
Bring your poems to share with the Festival audience. Sign up by Sunday at 3:00 at the Student Union Kiva.

Student Union Kiva (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Student Union Kiva, Bookstore Main Floor (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Liza Porter
Moderator: Meg Files

Red Stain
Finishing Line Press
July 2015
ISBN 9781622296606

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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