University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Save the date for 2018!

March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Rock Bottom Remainders - Free Concert

On Saturday, March 10, immediately following the close of the festival. The outdoor concert will be at Jefferson Field. There will be food trucks, a cash bar, and plenty of space to dance!

Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom is an internationally renowned and best-selling author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, radio and television broadcaster. His latest book is "The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto." "Tuesdays with Morrie" is the chronicle of Mitch’s time spent with his beloved professor....

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Dave Barry

Dave Barry has been a professional humorist ever since he discovered that professional humor was a lot easier than working. For many years he wrote a newspaper column that appeared in more than 500 newspapers and generated thousands of letters from readers who thought he should be fired....

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Sam Barry

Musician with the Rock Bottom Remainders! Come enjoy their performance at the festival!

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Gary Hirstius

Band member of the Rock Bottom Remainders! Come enjoy their performance at the festival!

Greg Iles

Greg Iles was born in Germany in 1960, where his father ran the US Embassy Medical Clinic during the height of the Cold War. Iles spent his youth in Natchez, Mississippi, and graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1983....

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Mary Karr

Mary Karr is an award-winning poet and best-selling memoirist. She is the author of the critically-acclaimed and New York Times best-selling memoirs "The Liars' Club," "Cherry" and "Lit". Her most recent work, "The Art of Memoir," lays bare Karr's own process....

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Josh Kelly

Musician with the Rock Bottom Remainders! Come enjoy their performance at the festival!

Erasmo Paolo

Rock Bottom Remainder band member

Ridley Pearson

Ridley Pearson is a New York Times best-selling author of more than 50 novels, nearly equally divided between crime/suspense and middle-grade adventure novels. His work has been published in two dozen languages, and has been adapted by network television and for the Broadway stage....

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Amy Tan

Born in the U.S. to immigrant parents from China, Amy Tan grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area in a succession of 12 homes by the time she graduated from high school. At age 15, she lost her older brother and father to brain tumors....

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Scott Turow

Scott Turow is the author of ten best-selling works of fiction, including "Identical," "Innocent," "Presumed Innocent" and "The Burden of Proof." In addition to, two non-fiction books and "One L" -- which is about his experience as a law student....

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Alan Zweibel

An original “Saturday Night Live” writer whom the New York Times says has “earned a place in the pantheon of American pop culture.” Alan has won multiple Emmys and awards from the Writers Guild of America and The TV Critics Association for his work in television, which includes “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show,” --which he co-created & produced--“Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “The Late Show with David Letterman....

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Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company

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