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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)

Amy Dickinson

Ms. Dickinson is appearing courtesy of the Arizona Daily Star

Amy Dickinson is the author of the nationally syndicated "Ask Amy" advice column and also of the New York Times Bestselling memoir, "The Mighty Queens of Freeville." She is also a regular panelist on NPR's popular comedy quiz show, "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me." Amy lives in Chicago and Freeville, New York.

Scheduled events:
Hot Off the Press
Open to Friends of the Festival - by invitation only. Meet marvelous authors releasing new books the week of the Tucson Book Festival! Authors will sign their books for you inside the Student Union South Ballroom. Please Note: Several of the new titles have publication dates in mid-March. The publishers are working to get the books to Tucson early, for this event!

Student Union South Ballroom (Seats 300, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Panelists: Amy Dickinson, Amy Engel, Glenn Frankel, J. A. Jance, Christina Baker Kline, Victor Lodato, V. E. Schwab, Samantha Shannon, Joel Shurkin, Maggie Stiefvater
Writing What You Know: Women Writing Their Experience
Join us as we hear from three women who've written beautiful and moving memoirs that bring us into their childhood homes, the landscapes and places they grew up in, and experiences with family and second chances. Moderated by Meg Files, this panel will explore how these women conquered fears associated with personal exposure, determined their story's focus, and shaped the material into a cohesive whole.

UA Library - Special Collections (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Shelley Armitage, Amy Dickinson, Meg Files, Jennifer Sinor
Moderator: Meg Files
Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things
People tell this always- witty advice columnist and frequent 'Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me" panelist personal things, scary things, silly things. Who knows what she'll be sharing.

Arizona Daily Star Tent (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Humor / Comedy
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Arizona Daily Star Store (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Amy Dickinson
Moderator: Ann Brown

Strangers Tend To Tell Me Things
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Hachette - HBG
March 2017
ISBN 9780316352642
Hardcover, 256 pages
$27.00, INSTORE
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In Been There, Done That-her second, follow-up memoir to the NYT bestselling The Mighty Queens of Freeville-America's most popular advice columnist, "Ask Amy," shares her journey of family, second chances, and finding love. More/less

Mighty Queens of Freeville
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
ISBN 9781401310127
Paperback, 240 pages
$14.99, INSTORE
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Dear Amy, First my husband told me he didn't love me. Then he said he didn't think he had ever really loved me. 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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