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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)
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Lisa Papademetriou


Ms. Papademetriou is appearing courtesy of HarperCollins

New York Times bestselling author Lisa Papademetriou is the author of "Middle School: My Brother Is a Big, Fat Liar" and "Homeroom Diaries" (both with James Patterson), the Confectionately Yours series, and many other novels for middle grade readers. Her books have appeared on the Bank Street Best Books of the Year list, the NYPL Books for the Teen Age, the Texas Lone Star Reading List, among others. She holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

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Scheduled events:
Global Connection: People, Place, and Possibility
Three award-winning authors will talk about their use of global settings to connect people and places and to introduce new possibilities to readers. These global connections can be woven into fantasy and realistic fiction and link people and stories with each other as well as to animals, both real and imagined.

Education Room 353 (Seats 117, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Grace Lin, Lisa Papademetriou, Eliot Schrefer
Moderator: Holly Johnson
Creating Your Own World: A Fantasy Writing Workshop for Ages 9-14
Writing fantasy requires a vivid imagination and the ability to make unlikely events, unfamiliar landscapes, and impossible creatures seem believable. Learn how to craft an entire world using only twenty-six letters and your own mind!

Education Room 349 (Seats 46, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Lisa Papademetriou
Moderator: Merry Burgess
Writing and Selling Books for Middle Grade Readers
Three successful writers of middle grade novels will share tips for writing and selling a middle grade novel. The three authors vary in their backgrounds and in the types of books they have published and provide suggestions based on their differing experiences in the book industry.

Education Room 333 (Seats 40, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Cheryl Blackford, James Burks, Lisa Papademetriou
Moderator: Michelle Parker-Rock

Book:
A Tale of Highly Unusual Magic
Children / Teens
Harper Collins Children's Books
March 2017
ISBN 9780062371065
Paperback, 336 pages
$6.99, INSTORE
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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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