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March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

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Alexandra Bracken


Appearing courtesy of Disney Publishing

Alexandra Bracken is a #1 New York Times and USATODAY bestselling author. Born and raised in Arizona, she attended The College of William & Mary in Virginia, where she double majored in English and History. She sold her first book as a senior in college, and later moved to New York City to work in children's book publishing. She now writes full time in a house that's constantly overflowing with books.

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Scheduled events:
Dystopian Worlds: Mazes of Time, Space and Memory
Three best-selling YA authors talk about creating dystopias in which their characters struggle to save their world. Whether those worlds involve mazes, time travel or the loss of memory, these authors portray dangerous worlds where mysteries abound and survival is an uncertainty.

Education Kiva (Seats 300)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Alexandra Bracken, Sharon Cameron, James Dashner
Moderator: Celeste Trimble
Interview with Alexandra Bracken
An interview with a small group of teens who have read the author's books and are creating a podcast.

AZPM - Teen Audio Interviews (not a public venue)
Sun, Mar 12, 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Panelist: Alexandra Bracken
Moving Through Alternative Worlds
Join Alexandra Bracken and Shannon Messenger as they talk about "Let the Wind Rise" and "Wayfarer" and answer questions on writing about alternative worlds and time travel.

Teen & Author Stage (Seats 88)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Panelists: Alexandra Bracken, Shannon Messenger
The Impact of War and Conflict
Three authors reflect on writing about people caught in the middle of war and conflict and their stories of courage and survival. Their books reflect a range of genres, from historical fiction to informational books to time travel.

Education Room 351 (Seats 48, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Cheryl Blackford, Alexandra Bracken, Deborah Hopkinson
Moderator: Michelle Mohrweis

Books:
Wayfarer
Children / Teens
Disney-Hyperion
January 2017
ISBN 9781484715765
Hardcover, 464 pages
$17.99, INSTOCK
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I've been orphaned by my time. The timeline has changed. My future is gone. Etta Spencer didn't know she was a traveler until the day she emerged both miles and years from her home. More/less

Passenger
Children / Teens
Disney-Hyperion
January 2016
ISBN 9781484715772
Hardcover, 496 pages
$17.99, INSTOCK
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"Expert . . . Passenger succeeds as an adventure, as a romance and as a comparison of cultural norms. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

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Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
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Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
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William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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