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)

Dan White

Mr. White is sponsored by Roberta & Dennis Hill

Dan White is the author of "Under The Stars: How America Fell In Love With Camping" (2016, Henry Holt and Co.), which Cheryl Strayed, author of "Wild," recently described as "The definitive book on camping in America. . . . A passionate, witty, and deeply engaging examination of why humans venture into the wild.” He is also the author of "The Cactus Eaters" (2008, HarperCollins) which was a San Francisco Chronicle bestseller and a Los Angeles Times Discovery selection. A former Steinbeck Fellow, at the Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies, he has taught writing at San Jose State University and Columbia University, where he earned his MFA.

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Scheduled events:
America's Love Affair with Camping
Dan White discusses his newest book about camping in America - from the early transcendentalists like Emerson and Thoreau to RV camping and even an introduction of naked camping.

Integrated Learning Center Room 130 (Seats 143, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Dan White
Moderator: Kirk Astroth
Celebrating Our Great Outdoors
In honor of the 100th Anniversary of our National Parks, authors Mark Woods and Dan White celebrate our greatest places.

National Parks Experience (Seats 146)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - National Parks Experience Store (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Dan White, Mark Woods
Moderator: Doug Kreutz

Under the Stars
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
July 2016
ISBN 9781627791953
Hardcover, 416 pages
$28.00, INSTORE
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"From the Sierras to the Adirondacks and the Everglades, from remote wildernesses to public campgrounds and RV meccas, Dan White travels across America, searching through its history and landscapes to tell the story of how camping took hold of the national imagination and evolved alongside a changing country. 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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