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)

Charles Wesley Choc

Wes Choc grew up in Albuquerque, living there until 1965 when he joined the Marine Corps during the Vietnam era. After military service, he worked for the American Automobile Association (AAA) for over forty years. In 1992, he was appointed president/CEO of AAA MountainWest, overseeing business operations in Montana, Wyoming and Alaska. After retiring in 2008, he and his wife, Carol, moved to Arizona.

Wes has become an active community volunteer. With a TEFL certificate in hand, he spent three months teaching English as a second language in Ecuador ...and continues tutoring English here in Tucson to new US residents. He volunteers regularly at VA hospitals working with veterans with PTSD, TBI, as well as older veterans in hospice.

Wes plans to publish his third book in 2017 about several unique travel experiences.

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Scheduled events:
Author Pavilion - Adult Nonfiction
Author Pavilion - Adult Nonfiction (Seats 12)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Authors: Thomas Plantz, Jill Holler, Patrick Roland, Margaret Cruikshank, Jerome McLaughlin, Grady Query Cancelled, Jim Koweek, Annette Gray, Charles Choc, Aditi Agarwal, Michael Laramie, Emily Creigh

Inconspicuous, Walter Rothwell's Undercover Journey During the Cold War
History / Biography
Chosen Journey Media
December 2015
ISBN 9780996417921
Paperback, 168 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

Wes Choc sought new work as an author.. Wes befriended his neigbor, Walter Rothwell. More/less

Just Dust, An Improbable Marine's Vietnam Story [second editioin]
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Chosen Journey Media
November 2015
ISBN 9780996417907
Paperback, 244 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

Second Edition.  From San Diego to Da Nang, from Hill 55 to Khe Sanh, followed by perplexing prospects in Washington, DC, this is a unique sojourn about several bizarre events, introspections, and serendipitous choices encountered by a skeptical, eye-squinting Marine. 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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