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)

Amy Ellis Nutt

Eva Nies

Ms. Nutt is sponsored by Tucson Medical Center

Amy Ellis Nutt is a Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist for The Washington Post. Her newest book, “Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family,” was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection for fall 2015, as well as Amazon’s Spotlight Pick/Best Book of October 2015. Nearly everything Amy Ellis Nutt knows about storytelling she learned at The Newark Star-Ledger, where she was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in feature writing in 2009 for “The Accidental Artist,” which eventually became the book, “Shadows Bright as Glass: The Remarkable Story of One Man’s Journey from Brain Trauma to Artistic Triumph.” In 2011, she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing for her series “The Wreck of the Lady Mary.” In 2014 she landed a dream job as a science writer at The Washington Post, where her beat is the brain. She currently lives in Washington, D.C., but she’s still a Yankees fan.

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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
Raising Kids Who Break the Mold
When kids don’t fit traditional stereotypes, parents must put aside their traditional expectations. The struggles and rewards that are the lot of parents who adapt to their children’s differences, encourage them, and advocate for them are the subject of the books by two award-winning journalists.

Koffler Room 218 (Seats 142, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Ron Fournier, Amy Ellis Nutt
Moderator: Laura Markowitz

Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Random House Trade Paper
June 2016
ISBN 9780812995435
Paperback, 320 pages
$16.00, INSTORE
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"NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER A "NEW YORK TIMES" NOTABLE BOOK NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY "PEOPLE "AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY "MEN S JOURNAL" A STONEWALL/ISRAEL FISHMAN NON-FICTION AWARD HONOR BOOK The inspiring true story of a transgender girl, her identical twin brother, and an ordinary American family s extraordinary journey to understand, nurture, and celebrate the uniqueness in us all, from the Pulitzer Prize winning science reporter for "The Washington Post" When Wayne and Kelly Maines adopted identical twin boys, they thought their lives were complete. More/less

Teenage Brain
Science / Medicine / Technology
ISBN 9781443406239
Paperback, 384 pages

In this instant New York Times bestseller, now available in paperback, renowned neurologist Dr. 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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