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


Mr. Garvin is appearing courtesy of HarperCollins

Jeff Garvin is an author, musician, and actor. His debut novel, Symptoms of Being Human,garneredan American Library Association Rainbow Award Nomination, a Chicago Public Library Best Teen Fiction Selection for 2016, and starred reviews from Booklistand Publishers Weekly. Before becoming a novelist, Jeff acted on TV and toured as the lead singer of a rock band. He has a BFA in Film from Chapman University and lives in Southern California, surrounded by adorable, shedding beasts.

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Scheduled events:
Creative Arts Teen Summit - CATS Fiesta Friday - Author Continental Breakfast
Join us in advance of the program for coffee, juice and pastries.

BookStore (Seats 1)  View this venue on the Festival map
Fri, Mar 10, 8:00 am - 8:45 am
Children / Teens

Panelists: Chris Britt, Jeff Garvin, Kathleen Glasgow, Ellen Hopkins, Shaun David Hutchinson, LeUyen Pham, Adam Rex, Christian Robinson
Writing Workshop: Creative Arts Teen Summit - CATS Fiesta Friday
A writing workshop for teens

Student Union Kiva
Fri, Mar 10, 10:00 am - 10:50 am
Children / Teens

Panelist: Jeff Garvin
Writing Workshop: Creative Arts Teen Summit - CATS Fiesta Friday
Student Union Kiva
Fri, Mar 10, 11:00 am - 11:50 am
Children / Teens

Panelist: Jeff Garvin
Creative Arts Teen Summit - CATS Fiesta Friday - Autographing Session
Student Union BookStore (lower level)  View this venue on the Festival map
Fri, Mar 10, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Children / Teens

Panelists: Chris Britt, Jeff Garvin, Kathleen Glasgow, Ellen Hopkins, Shaun David Hutchinson, LeUyen Pham, Adam Rex, Christian Robinson
Depicting LGBTQ Experiences in Books for Teens
Books for teens are incorporating a much wider range of depictions of gender identities and sexual orientations. Three YA authors will talk about their books and the issues they have encountered in writing books highlighting LGBTQ experiences for adolescents.

Education Room 351 (Seats 48, 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: Jeff Garvin, Shaun David Hutchinson, Bill Konigsberg
Moderator: Janine Schall
Slackers and Musicians in YA Books
Join Jeff Garvin and Michael Rubens as they talk about Symptoms of Being Human and The Bad Decisions Playlist, and answer questions on writing about musicians and slackers.

Teen & Author Stage (Seats 88)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Panelists: Jeff Garvin, Michael Rubens

Book:
Symptoms of Being Human
Children / Teens
Balzer + Bray
February 2016
ISBN 9780062382863
Hardcover, 352 pages
$17.99, INSTORE
Buy now

A sharply honest and moving debut perfect for fans of The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Ask the Passengers. 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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