University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Save the date for 2018!

March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Dorothy Rice

Dorothy Rice, a San Francisco native, now lives in Sacramento. At 60, following a career in environmental protection, Dorothy earned an MFA in creative writing from UC Riverside, Palm Desert. Her first book, "The Reluctant Artist: Joe Rice (1918 - 2011)," a memoir/art book about her father, was published by Shanti Arts (2015). She has published shorter narrative nonfiction and memoir in publications including Brain, Child Magazine, Brain Teen 2016, Literary Mama, the Rumpus, Proximity, the Tin House blog and the Brevity blog. You can find her at and @dorothyrowena.

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The Reluctant Artist
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Shanti Arts Publishing
November 2015
ISBN 9781941830147
140 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

Through images and text, The Reluctant Artist tells the story of Joe Rice, high school art teacher, inventive artist, father of four children, and self-proclaimed "overeducated pauper. More/less

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Tucson Medical Center

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