University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Seth Polley

A friend recently said to me, in response to a song I wrote about the 1917 Bisbee Deportation, "tell the truth." I try to do just that in my writing, whether fiction, memoir, poetry or music. In 2013 I had an important experienc that led to the end of my career as an Episcopal priest and the start of my new career as a high school history teacher on the US/MX border. I write about that experience quite a bit and most of what I will have on hand at the Tucson Festival of Books will be memoir about that experience. Even the fiction I will have reflects my experience even though it is couched in a made-up reality.

I hope that I have the opportunity to meet you at the Festival and that you find my writng interesting and compelling.

I want to be a successful writer - whatever that means. I suppose that if I can remember my friend's sound counsel and live and write by the maxim he offered, then I will indeed be a successful writer. Perhaps truth-telling needs to be the first priority in my writing. The rest - in particulary the outcome of my craft - I will leave up to my readership.

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The Vicar of Longborough: High Desert Landing
Humor / Comedy (self) published under pseudonym, S. Alexander Paul
August 2017
ISBN 9781522078821
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

The Vicar's Night Out
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
March 2017
ISBN 9781520858845
46 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

"The author has produced a deviously funny and entertaining work of memoir." Fish Publishing*A memoir and more. More/less

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

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
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