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)

Kathleen Alcalá

"One of the finest books of 2016 that I read was "The Deepest Roots!" It made me appreciate the great Northwest all over again, and the lessons to be learned here. Thank you, and Happy New Year!"

- Jane Danielson, co-owner, The Eagle Harbor Book Company, Bainbridge Island, Washington

Combining memoir, historical records and a blueprint for sustainability, "The Deepest Roots" shows us how an island population can mature into responsible food stewards and reminds us that innovation, adaptation, diversity and common sense will help us make wise decisions about our future. And along the way, we learn how food is intertwined with our present but offers a path to a better understanding of the future.

Kathleen Alcalá is the author of a collection of essays, "The Desert Remembers My Name: On Family and Writing;" three novels, including "Treasures in Heaven;" and a collection of short stories. She lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington.

"The Deepest Roots" is a timely and charming book on how place-based foods infuse community by one of the finest writers ever to emerge from the Pacific Northwest."
-Gary Paul Nabhan, author of "Coming Home to Eat: The Pleasures and Politics of Local Food"

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Scheduled events:
Kathleen Alcala - Tent Talk
Author Pavilion - Tent Talk

Author Pavilion — Tent Talks, Booth #239 (Seats 1)
Sat, Mar 11, 10:00 am - 10:10 am
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction

Author: Kathleen Alcalá
Author Pavilion - Adult Nonfiction
Author Pavilion - Adult Nonfiction (Seats 12)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Authors: Kathleen Alcalá, Margo Armstrong, J Seelicke, Charlotte Endorf, Kathryn Ferguson, Michael Klassen, Theodore Manno, Nancy Masland, Kate Nagel, Michael Sidebottom Cancelled, Henry Trueblood, Bill Geivett

The Deepest Roots: Finding Food and Community on a Pacific Northwest Island
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
University of Washington Press
October 2016
ISBN 9780295999388
Hardcover, 358 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

As friends began "going back to the land" at the same time that a health issue emerged, Kathleen Alcalá set out to re-examine her relationship with food at the most local level. 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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