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


Panelist
Michael Perry

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....

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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
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Marshall Foundation

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