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)

Tara Ison

Tara Ison is the author of three novels: "A Child Out of Alcatraz," The List," and "Rockaway." She also wrote the short story collection "Ball," and the essay collection Reeling Through Life: How I Learned to Live, Love, and Die at the Movies," winner of the PEN Southwest Award for Creative Nonfiction.

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Scheduled events:
The Art of the Short Story
Less complex than a novel, a short story is a delicious treat that can be consumed in one sitting. Three practitioners of the craft discuss their creative process and the literary techniques behind this evolving art form.

Student Union Tucson Room (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Bryan Allen Fierro, Tara Ison, Luis Alberto Urrea
Moderator: Ellen Wheeler

Ball: Stories
Fiction / Literature
Soft Skull Press
November 2015
ISBN 9781593766221
Paperback, 232 pages
$15.95, INSTOCK
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"Ball explores the darker edges of love and sex and death with complex, vivid stories set mostly in contemporary Los Angeles" --

Reeling Through Life: How I Learned to Live, Love and Die at the Movies
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Soft Skull Press
January 2015
ISBN 9781619024816
Paperback, 256 pages
$15.95, INSTORE
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Reeling Through Life: How I Learned to Live, Love, and Die at the Movies looks at how film shapes identity. 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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