University of Arizona Campus  •  March 11 - 12, 2017  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

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Johnny D. Boggs


Johnny D. Boggs has worked cattle, been bucked off horses (breaking two ribs last time), shot rapids in a canoe, hiked across mountains and deserts, traipsed around ghost towns, and spent hours poring over microfilm in library archives -- all in the name of finding a good story. He was won six Spur Awards from Western Writers of America, a Western Heritage Wrangler Award from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, and has been called by Booklist magazine "among the best western writers at work today." He also writes for numerous magazines, including True West, Wild West, Boys' Life and Western Art & Architecture, speaks and lectures often, studies old movies (Westerns and film noir) and even finds time to coach Little League. A native of South Carolina and former newspaper journalist, he lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his wife and son.

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Scheduled events:
Western Writers of America Spur
Western Writers of America Spur Award winners discuss the past, present, and future of the western in history, fiction, biography, and song.

Modern Languages Room 350 (Seats 318, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Johnny Boggs, Chris Enss, Anne Hillerman, Craig Johnson, Nancy Plain
Moderator: Kirk Ellis
How the West is Fun
Dude ranches. Rodeos. Horses. The cowboy life! Come hear about the adventures roaming across the mountains, valleys and deserts in our Great American West.

Student Union Kachina (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Book / Movie Biz
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Johnny Boggs, Mike Robertson, Russell True
Moderator: Stuart Rosebrook

Books:
Return to Red River
Fiction / Literature
Pinnacle
April 2016
ISBN 9780786037346
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
$7.99, INSTOCK
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"Boggs is unparalleled in evoking the gritty reality of the Old West." --The ShootistRed River is one of the greatest westerns ever told, a novel that that became the classic John Wayne movie in 1948. More/less

Mojave
Fiction / Literature
Pinnacle
August 2014
ISBN 9780786033379
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
$6.99, INSTORE
Buy now

"Boggs is among the best western writers at work today." --Booklist "Boggs is unparalleled in evoking the gritty reality of the Old West. 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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