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)

Lisa McMann

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Ms. McMann is appearing courtesy of Simon & Schuster

Lisa McMann is the New York Times best-selling author of 18 books for children and teens including the Unwanteds series, the Wake trilogy and the Visions trilogy. Her newest novel is the first in a new Unwanteds spinoff series called "The Unwanteds Quests: Dragon Captives." She lives in Mesa, AZ, with her husband and two cats.

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Scheduled events:
A Weyr of Dragons: Journeys of Magic & Intrigue
Three best-selling authors will share the ways in which dragons are woven into their characters' journeys of magic and intrigue. Dragons have long captured the imagination in fantasy and their appeal to readers will be explored.

Education Kiva (Seats 300)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Michelle Knudsen, Grace Lin, Lisa McMann
Moderator: Hilary Taber
Dystopian Societies: Resist or Perish
Join Sharon Cameron and Lisa McMann as they talk about Forgetting and Unwanteds and answer questions on writing about worlds in which teens either have to resist or perish.

Teen & Author Stage (Seats 88)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Panelists: Sharon Cameron, Lisa McMann
Writing Workshop on Fantasy Worlds
Advice for teens on writing and response to their writing

Teen Lounge  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Panelist: Lisa McMann
Lisa McMann
Dragon Captives: The first book in her new Unwanteds Quest series that takes place 10 years after The Unwanteds series. Going Wild: First in a middle grade series set in Arizona where the characters have special abilities.

Mostly Books, Booth #240 (Seats 1)
Sun, Mar 12, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Children / Teens

Author: Lisa McMann

Dragon Captives
Children / Teens
February 2017
ISBN 9781481456814
Hardcover, 432 pages
$17.99, INSTORE
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Ten years after Alex and Aaron Stowe brought peace to Quill and Artimé, their younger twin sisters journey beyond the islands in this first novel of a new sequel series to The Unwanteds, which Kirkus Reviews called “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter. More/less

Going Wild
Children / Teens
September 2016
ISBN 9780062337146
Hardcover, 384 pages
$16.99, INSTORE
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Spider-Man meets Animorphs in this thrilling new middle grade series from Lisa McMann, New York Times bestselling author of the Unwanteds series. 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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