University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Save the date for 2018!

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

Lillian Faderman

Phyllis Irwin

Ms. Faderman is appearing courtesy of Southern Arizona Senior Pride

Lillian Faderman is an internationally known scholar of lesbian and LGBT history and literature, as well as ethnic history and literature. Among her many honors are six Lambda Literary Awards, two American Library Association Awards, and several lifetime achievement awards for scholarship. Her latest book is “The Gay Revolution,” a New York Times Notable Book of 2015 as well as a 2016 Stonewall Honor Book; it has been praised as "inspiring and necessary reading" (Kirkus Reviews) and "compulsively readable, carefully anchored in the historical record, overflowing with riveting stories" (The Washington Post). Her biography of her Latvian-born mother, "My Mother's Wars" (2013) is a story of love, war, and life as a Jewish immigrant in the squalid factories and lively dance halls of New York’s Garment District during the Depression and World War II. Two previous books, “Surpassing the Love of Men” and “Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers,” were also New York Times Notable Books. She lives in southern California.

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Scheduled events:
LGBTQ Keynote
The LGBT community, and its struggle for civil rights and justice for all, will be discussed by three authors of defining and eloquent books about the challenges, battles, heartbreaks and victories of the movement, from its earliest pioneers all the way to the Supreme Court. NOTE: Ms. Faderman will be 20 minutes late to the signing area due to a live interview with CSPAN following the program.

Student Union Gallagher Theater (Seats 340)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Lillian Faderman, Amy Ellis Nutt, Jim Obergefell
Moderator: Joyce Bolinger
Lillian Faderman and The Gay Revolution
The internationally-known scholar of lesbian history and literature discusses "The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle," her authoritative work on the LGBT civil rights movement, hailed by the Washington Post as "...the history of the gay and lesbian movement that we’ve been waiting for."

Koffler Room 204 (Seats 304, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Lillian Faderman
Moderator: Robert Bell

The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle
History / Biography
Scribner - S&S
September 2016
ISBN 9781451694123
Paperback, 516 pages
$20.00, INSTORE
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The sweeping story of the struggle for gay and lesbian rights—based on amazing interviews with politicians, military figures, and members of the entire LGBT community who face these challenges every day: “This is the history of the gay and lesbian movement that we’ve been waiting for” (The Washington Post). More/less

Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America
History / Biography
Columbia University Press
December 2011
ISBN 9780231074896
Paperback, 373 pages
$24.95, INSTORE
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Faderman tells the compelling story of lesbian life in the 20th century, from the early 1900s to today's diverse lifestyles. 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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