University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Thomas Mira y Lopez

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Thomas Mira y Lopez is the author of The Book of Resting Places. He is the 2017-2018 Kenan Visiting Writer at the University of North Carolina and holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of Arizona. His work has appeared in The Georgia Review, Kenyon Review Online and The Normal School, among others. He is an editor of Territory, a literary project about maps and other strange objects, and an assistant fiction editor at DIAGRAM.

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Scheduled events:
Workshop: The Art of Writing Short Fiction and Nonfiction
Two exceptional writers discuss the finer points of writing and editing short fiction and nonfiction. Assistive listening devices available.

Integrated Learning Center Room 119 (Seats 60, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Book / Movie Biz
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Thomas Mira y Lopez, Jessica Spotswood
Best Things, Small Packages
A well-crafted short story can make us laugh, make us cry and keep us up at night. They always make us think. In this session, three short-story specialists prove that great things often come in small packages. Assistive listening devices available.

Student Union Kachina (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Thomas Mira y Lopez, Daniel Olivas, Brian Smith
Moderator: Kevin Canty

The Book of Resting Places
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Counterpoint Press
November 2017
ISBN 9781619021235
224 pages
$26.00, INSTORE
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A debut collection of essays that explores where the living settles the dead by a stunning new literary voice

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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
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
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