University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Save the date for 2017!

March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Save the date for 2018!

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

Gordon Korman

Owen Kassimir

Mr. Korman is appearing courtesy of HarperCollins

Gordon Korman has written more than seventy middle-grade and teen novels, including the New York Times best-selling "The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers Book One: The Medusa Plot," the Swindle series, "Ungifted," the Island series, "Pop," Schooled," No More Dead Dogs," Son of the Mob" and many other favorites. Gordon lives with his family on Long Island, New York.

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Scheduled events:
Criminal Masterminds: High Octane Adventure
Gordon Korman will talk about his new Masterminds series, the inspirations for this series, and his strategies for writing adventure as well as answer questions.

Education Kiva (Seats 300)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Gordon Korman
Moderator: Lisa Morris-Wilkey
Detectives and Superheroes: Catching Criminals and Solving Problems
Crime does not pay! Join best-selling creators of books in which the characters solve problems and catch criminals--but in very different ways. Masterminds, superheroes, and detectives engage readers in intrigue and mystery and celebrate character's abilities to see below the surface to solve a problem.

Education Room 353 (Seats 117, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Brittany Cavallaro, Dean Hale, Shannon Hale, Gordon Korman
Moderator: Susan Corapi
Conspiracy and Conflict
Join Gordon Korman and Eliot Schrefer as they talk about Masterminds and Rescued and answer questions on writing about characters who deal with different kinds of conspiracy and conflict

Teen & Author Stage (Seats 88)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Panelists: Gordon Korman, Eliot Schrefer

Masterminds: Payback
Children / Teens
Balzer + Bray
March 2017
ISBN 9780062300058
Hardcover, 320 pages
$16.99, INSTORE
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Masterminds: Criminal Destiny
Children / Teens
January 2017
ISBN 9781443428774
Paperback, 288 pages

The second book in the acclaimed, action-packed series from New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman The clones of Project Osiris are free—but they’re being hunted. More/less

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
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company
William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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