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

Martha Hall Kelly

Jeffrey Mossier Photography

Ms. Kelly is appearing courtesy of Penguin Random House

Martha Hall Kelly is a novelist and native New Englander. Her debut novel "Lilac Girls" is based on the true story of Polish women imprisoned at Ravesnbruck Concentration Camp and an American philanthropist and former actress Caroline Ferriday brings them to the U.S. after the war.

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Scheduled events:
World War II from Los Alamos to Germany
Three powerful debut novelists discuss World War II through the eyes of their characters. Among the characters are a woman living in Los Alamos during the development of the atomic bomb, two young women from the Polish Resistance held at Ravensbruck, twin sisters who are subjects in Mengele’s twins study at Auschwitz, and female doctors at the concentration camps. New perspectives on the subject of World War II.

Modern Languages Room 350 (Seats 318, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Elizabeth J. Church, Martha Hall Kelly, Affinity Konar
Moderator: Kate Cusumano
Premiere Fiction
Three of the biggest names in popular fiction will chat about books, the writer's life, and their hot new titles.

Student Union North Ballroom (Seats 567)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Student Union North Ballroom Foyer (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Martha Hall Kelly, Christina Baker Kline, Lisa See
Moderator: Gay Vernon

Lilac Girls
Fiction / Literature
March 2017
ISBN 9781101883082
Perfect Paperback, 512 pages
$17.00, 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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