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)

Ilana S. Maletz

Ilana Maletz moved to Northern Arizona six years ago after spending most of her adult life on the east coast where she raised a family and taught music at the middle and high school levels. The story about Cha’risa first took shape six years ago, when she left city life behind and found herself enveloped in the wide open spaces of Northern Arizona. Every day, she would walk out the door with her dog, Lucy, and enter into a landscape of towering red rocks and box canyons, dotted with the fresh green of scrubby pine and juniper. It amazed Ilana, how she and Lucy could walk for miles and not see a single person. Out in that wilderness they relied on each other to find the paths, steer clear of snakes and to chase off the roving packs of coyotes. Together they spotted elk, deer, jackrabbits and all manner of birds and lizards. All the while, Ilana would wonder about those who may have walked these paths before her. "Cha’risa’s Gift" was Ilana’s way of trying to share with others something of what it feels like to be immersed in the magical beauty and wildness that is Northern Arizona.

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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

Cha'risa's Gift
Fiction / Literature
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
September 2016
ISBN 9781537464312
Paperback, 276 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

Cha'risa, a Hopi medicine woman cast out by her people, begins a journey to help save her son, Ahote. 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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