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)

Kimball Taylor

Kimball Taylor is the author of "The Coyote's Bicycle: The Untold Story of Seven Thousand Bicycles and the Rise of a Borderland Empire." He is a long time contributor to Surfer Magazine. His work has also appeared in ESPN the Magazine, Vice Media, and The Los Angeles Times.

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Scheduled events:
Giving Voice to the Unheard
Authors speak for those lost and forgotten in the upheaval crossing of the border and the law.

UA Library - Special Collections (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Tim Z. Hernandez, Kimball Taylor, Linda Valdez
Moderator: Pam Treadwell-Rubin
Humanity Behind the Headlines: Immigration Issues
Journalists covering immigration issues find themselves at the heart of the human drama playing out daily in the lives of new arrivals. More often than not, immigrants are on the outside looking in, hoping for a new home, struggling for acceptance, and angling for a shot at American-style success. Three journalists share their research and first-person accounts of the immigrant experience — among both the documented and the undocumented - and the challenges that impact them.

Pima County Public Library/Nuestras Raíces/Presentation Stage (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Nuestras Raices
Signing area: Invalid (1280) (following presentation)

Panelists: Daniel Connolly, Kimball Taylor, Linda Valdez
Moderator: Nancy Montoya

The Coyote's Bicycle: The Untold Story of 7,000 Bicycles and the Rise of a Borderland Empire
Nuestras Raices
Tin House Books
February 2016
ISBN 9781941040621
Paperback, 408 pages
$16.95, INSTOCK
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It wasn t surprising when the first abandoned bicycles were found along the dirt roads and farmland just across the border from Tijuana, but before long they were arriving in droves. More/less

Return by Water: Surf Stories and Adventures
Dimdim Publishing
August 2005
ISBN 9780976538103
Paperback, 160 pages
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From the big-wave surfers of Tahiti and the salty hurricane chasers of New England, to the cliffs of Molokai's infamous leper colony and the Wild Coast of South Africa's Transkei Homeland, Return by Water brings light to surfers' lives around the world with amazing sense of place and deft character portraits of the famous, ordinary and irascible surfer alike. 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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