University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Save the date for 2017!

March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Save the date for 2018!

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

Meg Files

Meg Files, who recently retired after 29 years at Pima College and 28 years as director of the school's writing workshop, returns to the book festival to discuss her recently-published "Writing What You Know." She walks the talk. Files is the author of the novels "Meridian 144," The Third Law of Motion" and "Home Is the Hunter and Other Stories."


Scheduled events:
Writing What You Know: Women Writing Their Experience
Join us as we hear from three women who've written beautiful and moving memoirs that bring us into their childhood homes, the landscapes and places they grew up in, and experiences with family and second chances. Moderated by Meg Files, this panel will explore how these women conquered fears associated with personal exposure, determined their story's focus, and shaped the material into a cohesive whole.

UA Library - Special Collections (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Shelley Armitage, Amy Dickinson, Meg Files, Jennifer Sinor
Moderator: Meg Files
Masters Writing Competition Winners
Meet the winners of the 2017 Masters Writing Competition - Lee Ann Gallaway-Mitchell, Carrie Bindschadler and Lynne Thompson. Meg Files, Competition Coordinator will moderate this panel.

Student Union Kachina (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Moderator: Meg Files

Writing What You Know
Book / Movie Biz
Allworth Press - Skyhorse - PBG
April 2016
ISBN 9781621535119
Paperback, 212 pages
$16.99, INSTORE
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"It's easy to write about your feelings in a journal. It's more difficult, however, to convert personal experiences into stories worthy of publication--fiction, non-fiction, or poetry. 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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