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)

Andrew Bloomfield

Andrew lived the better part of two years in Nepal where he followed a 17th century pilgrim's guidebook to research spiritual sites around the lower Himalayas. He has worked as assistant manager and book buyer for East West Books in Manhattan, and for Snow Lion Publications in Ithaca, NY. He wrote Learning Practical Tibetan for Snow Lion. In Seattle, he opened his own bookstore in Pioneer Square. He moved to Los Angeles and wrote How to Practice Vedic Astrology for HarperCollins. His most recent book is a memoir, Call of the Cats: What I Learned about Life and Love from a Feral Colony,published in November 2016 by New World Library.

Scheduled events:
WORKSHOP: Writing Memoirs - A Spiritual Journey
Bloomfield will share his unique insights in writing his recent book.

Integrated Learning Center Room 151 (Seats 28, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Andrew Bloomfield
Rescuing Animals
Two animal rescue advocates discuss how their respective memoirs grew out of their experiences helping the creatures they care about passionately.

Student Union Kachina (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Andrew Bloomfield, Laura Coffey
Moderator: Gina Murphy-Darling

Call of the Cats: What I Learned about Life and Love from a Feral Colony
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
New World Publishing
November 2016
ISBN 9781608683987
Paperback, 256 pages
$15.95, INSTORE
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When aspiring screenwriter Andrew Bloomfield moved into a bungalow in Southern California he soon discovered that he shared the property with a large colony of feral cats — untamed, uninterested in human touch, not purring pets in waiting. More/less

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Tucson Medical Center

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