University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Alberto Álvaro Ríos

Alberto Álvaro Ríos, born in 1952 in Nogales, AZ, is the author of ten books and chapbooks of poetry, three collections of short stories, and a memoir. His books of poems include, most recently, "A Small Story about the Sky," The Dangerous Shirt," The Theater of Night," winner of the 2007 PEN/Beyond Margins Award, "The Smallest Muscle in the Human Body," a finalist for the National Book Award, "Teodoro Luna's Two Kisses," The Lime Orchard Woman," The Warrington Poems," Five Indiscretions," and "Whispering to Fool the Wind." His three collections of short stories are, most recently, "The Curtain of Trees", along with "Pig Cookies," and "The Iguana Killer." His memoir about growing up on the Mexico-Arizona border, called "Capirotada" won the Latino Literary Hall of Fame Award and, most recently, was designated as the OneBookArizona choice for 2009. He is the Poet Laureate of Arizona.

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Scheduled events:
Poetry Reading with Alberto Ríos
Poet Laureate of Arizona, 2007 PEN/ Beyond Margins Award winner, and Latino Literary Hall of Fame Award winner Alberto Álvaro Ríos reads from his recent collection, “A Small Story about the Sky.”

Student Union Kiva (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Student Union Kiva (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Alberto Álvaro Ríos
Moderator: Susan Briante
"Because We Come From Everything" Poetry and Migration
The US Poet Laureate and the Arizona Poet Laureate address the relationship between language and human migrations.

Pima County Public Library/Nuestras Raíces/Presentation Stage (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Signing area: Invalid (1280) (following presentation)

Panelists: Juan Felipe Herrera, Alberto Álvaro Ríos
Moderator: Adela C. Licona

A Small Story About The Sky
Copper Canyon Press
August 2015
ISBN 9781556594793
Paperback, 110 pages
$16.00, INSTOCK
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"The New York Times" got it right when they called Alberto Rios, thePoet Laureate of Arizona, "a poet of reverie. More/less

The Dangerous Shirt
Copper Canyon Press
May 2009
ISBN 9781556592980
Paperback, 113 pages
$15.00, INSTORE
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National Book Award finalist Alberto Ríos returns with his signature desert Southwest magical-realism.

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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