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)

Sharon Cameron

Ms. Cameron is appearing courtesy of Scholastic

Sharon Cameron’s debut novel, "The Dark Unwinding," was awarded the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators’ Sue Alexander Award for Most Promising New Work and the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award, and was named an ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection. Sharon is also the author of its sequel, "A Spark Unseen," and "Rook," which was selected as an Indie Bound Indie Next List Top Ten selection. "The Forgetting" is Sharon’s latest novel. She lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee.

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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 Sharon Cameron
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, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Panelist: Sharon Cameron
Dystopian Societies: Resist or Perish
Join Sharon Cameron and Lisa McMann as they talk about Forgetting and Unwanteds and answer questions on writing about worlds in which teens either have to resist or perish.

Teen & Author Stage (Seats 88)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Panelists: Sharon Cameron, Lisa McMann

The Forgetting
Children / Teens
Scholastic Press
September 2016
ISBN 9780545945219
Hardcover, 416 pages
$18.99, INSTORE
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Canaan is a quiet city on an idyllic world, hemmed in by high walls, but every twelve years the town breaks out in a chaos of bloody violence, after which all the people undergo the Forgetting, in which they are left without any trace of memory of themselves, their families, or their lives--but somehow seventeen-year-old Nadia has never forgotten, and she is determined to find out what causes it and how to put a stop to the Forgetting forever.

Children / Teens
Scholastic Press
May 2016
ISBN 9781338032468
Paperback, 464 pages
$9.99, INSTORE
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A suspenseful and wholly inventive post-post-apocalyptic YA novel-- now in paperback! History has a way of repeating itself. 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
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William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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