University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
Show sidebar contents
Want to help support literacy in Southern Arizona?
Become a Friend Now!

Fortified with Books

Books that reference books and why we love them.

Amira Makansi

Amira K. Makansi is the author of "Literary Libations: What to Drink with What You Read," an informal guide to pairing great drinks with famous books. After graduating from the University of Chicago with a degree in history, Amira quickly abandoned her quest to become a lawyer in favor of all things beverage-related....

Visit website | Facebook Twitter

Amy Meyerson

Amy Meyerson teaches in the writing department at the University of Southern California, where she completed her graduate work in creative writing. Her first novel, "The Bookshop of Yesterdays," is an international best-seller and will be translated into seven languages....

Visit website | Facebook

Daphne Russell

In her memoir, "Read or Die: A Story of Survival, Hope and How a Life Was Saved One Book at a Time," Daphne Russell recounts her journey as a middle-school reading teacher in Tucson. In 2007, a friend told her to read "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak which completely rerouted her teaching trajectory....

Visit website | Facebook Twitter

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

Show sponsors