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)

Nancy E. Turner

Nancy Turner’s latest novel, "My Name is Resolute," is a grand historical epic that takes her heroine from colonial Jamaica to Massachusetts and Montreal and into the Revolutionary War. Her other novels include "These is My Words," Sarah's Quilt," The Star Garden" and "The Water and the Blood." Nancy is a graduate of the University of Arizona and now lives in Northern Arizona.

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Scheduled events:
Writing the West
New versus traditional, simple versus complicated, and heroes that dance to their own tune—the conflicts and hallmarks of the western narrative are grist for a discussion by three distinguished authors who are unparalleled in their talent for writing fiction with a western sensibility.

Modern Languages Room 350 (Seats 318, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Paulette Jiles, Michael McGarrity, Nancy E. Turner
Moderator: Gay Vernon
Transformative Characters
Three authors discuss how political and historical events, gender role expectations, setting, and other factors all play a roll in shaping the characters in their books.

Student Union Tucson Room (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Elizabeth J. Church, Juliette Fay, Nancy E. Turner
Moderator: Kate Cusumano

My Name Is Resolute: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901
Fiction / Literature
St. Martin's Griffin
February 2015
ISBN 9781250060976
Paperback, 608 pages
$17.99, INSTORE
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Nancy Turner burst onto the literary scene with her hugely popular novels These Is My Words, Sarah's Quilt, and The Star Garden. More/less

These Is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901: Arizona Territories
Fiction / Literature
Harper Perennial
April 2008
ISBN 9780061458033
Paperback, 416 pages
$15.99, INSTORE
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A moving, exciting, and heartfelt American saga inspired by the author's own family memoirs, these words belong to Sarah Prine, a woman of spirit and fire who forges a full and remarkable existence in a harsh, unfamiliar frontier. 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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