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)

Ander Monson

Cybele Knowles

Ander Monson is a poet, fiction writer, essayist, and editor. He is the co-editor of "How We Speak to One Another" and the author of six books, including "The Available World," Letter to a Future Lover," "Neck Deep and Other Predicaments" and "Other Electricities." He is the editor and publisher of DIAGRAM, a literary journal, and the New Michigan Press, as well as the founder of the website "Essay Daily." Monson is the Director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Arizona.

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Scheduled events:
WORKSHOP: The Essay in Conversation
Ander Monson and contributors to the volume “How We Speak to One Another” explore the essay as a vibrant and multifaceted literary genre, generating new ways to converse through writing.

Integrated Learning Center Room 151 (Seats 28, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Ander Monson
How We Speak to One Another: Explorations of the Essay
UA English professor Ander Monson and contributors read from and discuss the essays featured in "How We Speak to One Another," giving context to the flexibility and vitality of the essay as a literary form.

Social & Behavioral Sciences Tent (Seats 100, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Signing Area - Social & Behavioral Sciences Tent (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Steven Church, Megan Kimble, Will Slattery, Aisha Sabatini Sloan, Katherine Standefer, Nicole Walker
Moderator: Ander Monson

How We Speak to One Another
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Coffee House Press
March 2017
ISBN 9781566894579
Paperback, 275 pages
$20.00, INSTORE
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The best of "Essay Daily"each a writer in conversation with and about an essay, whatever its variety, contemporary and classic. More/less

Letter to a Future Lover: Marginalia, Errata, Secrets, Inscriptions, and Other Ephemera Found in Libraries
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Graywolf Press
February 2015
ISBN 9781555977061
Hardcover, 160 pages
$22.00, INSTORE
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An exuberant, expansive cataloging of the intimate physical relationship between a reader and a bookA way to leave a trace of us, who we were or wanted to be, what we read and could imagine, what we did and what we left for you. More/less

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Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

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