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)

Bryan Allen Fierro

Mr. Fierro is appearing courtesy of the Pima County Public Library

Bryan Allen Fierro holds an MFA from Pacific University in Oregon. He grew up in Los Angeles and now splits his time between L.A. and Anchorage, Alaska, where he works as a firefighter and paramedic. Fierro is the recipient of the Poets and Writers Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award in Fiction and the Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Award for script works.

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Scheduled events:
California Dreamers: A Reality Check
Re-defining culture and self, two acclaimed California Chicano writers challenge image and empowerment.

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

Panelists: Bryan Allen Fierro, Maceo Montoya
Moderator: Toby Wehner
The Art of the Short Story
Less complex than a novel, a short story is a delicious treat that can be consumed in one sitting. Three practitioners of the craft discuss their creative process and the literary techniques behind this evolving art form.

Student Union Tucson Room (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Bryan Allen Fierro, Tara Ison, Luis Alberto Urrea
Moderator: Ellen Wheeler
Bryan Fierro
Dodger Blue Will Fill Your Soul In Dodger Blue Will Fill Your Soul Bryan Allen Fierro brings to life the people and places that form the fragile heart of East Los Angeles. Bearing witness to transformation, the Latino boys and men in this collection defy masculine stereotypes, while the girls and women challenge gender roles. Dodger Blue Will Fill Your Soul is a tour de force—the first collection of an authentic new voice examining community with humor, hope, and brutal honesty.

University of Arizona Press, Booth #241 (Seats 1)
Sun, Mar 12, 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fiction / Literature

Author: Bryan Allen Fierro

Dodger Blue Will Fill Your Soul
Nuestras Raices
UA Press
September 2016
ISBN 9780816532759
Paperback, 157 pages
$16.95, INSTOCK
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"A collection of short stories from the skirt edge of Latino Los Angeles, revealing the space between stereotypes"--Provided by publisher.

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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