University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
Show sidebar contents

Save the date for 2018!

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

Peter W. Likins

Peter Likins is President Emeritus of the University of Arizona and formerly president of Lehigh University, provost and earlier dean of engineering at Columbia University and UCLA engineering professor, following his education at Stanford and MIT. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Although Likins has authored or co-authored more than fifty technical publications, three textbooks and a memoir chronicling the adventures of his interracial family with six adopted kids ("A New American Family: A Love Story"), his first foray into fiction is "Coyote Speaks: Cross Country Run." He lives with Patricia, his best friend and wife of sixty-one years, in Tucson, Arizona.

Visit website

Scheduled events:
Author Pavilion - Adult Fiction
Author Pavilion - Adult Fiction (Seats 12)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Authors: Ashley Bostock, Lily Callahan, Susan DeFreitas, Peter Likins, Ilana Maletz, Janetta Messmer, A.O. Peart, Amy Rivers, Kira Shay, Ashley Sweeney, Megan Vaughn, Sidney Reetz

COYOTE SPEAKS: Cross Country Run
Fiction / Literature
Darby Books, LLC
May 2016
ISBN 9780997042344
Paperback, 264 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

A fugitive from the law for over forty years, Coyote Viejo tells the story of his escape as a youngster from oppressive foster care on an Arizona chicken ranch and the success that followed as a competitive cross-country runner, culminating with college graduation and his dream job as a high school coach and teacher. More/less

Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
University of Arizona Press
March 2011
ISBN 9780816529315
Hardcover, 179 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

By most accounts Pete Likins has had a successful life. But his personal accomplishments are only the backdrop for the real storyÑthe story of his family, whose trials and triumphs hold lessons for many American families in the twenty-first century. 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

Show sponsors