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

David La Russa

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Gregory McNamee is a writer, journalist, editor, photographer and publisher. He is the author or title-page editor of forty books and more than five thousand periodical publications, including articles, essays, reviews, interviews, editorials, poems and short stories.

He is a consultant, contributor and contributing editor to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. He is also a contributing editor to and regular reviewer for Kirkus Reviews and a contributing editor to The Bloomsbury Review.

McNamee operates Sonora Wordworks, an editorial and publishing service, and has been involved in the publication of more than five hundred books. He is also the publisher of Polytropos Press.

McNamee is a research associate at the Southwest Center of the University of Arizona and a lecturer in the Economics Department of the Eller College of Management there. He is a ghostwriter for several business blogs maintained by national consumer and interest groups, and he is a behind-the-scenes consultant to numerous nonprofit organizations and private firms.

He is a member of the Speakers Bureau of the Arizona Humanities Council, and he also gives courses and talks on writing, publishing, journalism, media and technology and cultural and environmental issues.

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Scheduled events:
Moose Tracks to T-Bones: The Science of Food
Ettinger and McNamee, two culinary authors, will talk about the science behind our food by discussing two or three favorite dishes, and talk about what goes into making them delicious, such as colloids and maillard reactions and other science-based transformations. Assistive listening devices available.

Student Union Kachina (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Science / Medicine / Technology
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Amy Ettinger, Gregory McNamee
Moderator: Liz Sparks
L.A. Mexicano: Winning Our Hearts Through Our Stomachs
Bill Esparza, one of the country's leading experts on Mexican cuisine talks about food writing, and his new cookbook "L.A. Mexicano."

Pima County Public Library/Nuestras Raíces/Presentation Stage (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Nuestras Raices
Signing area: Pima County Public Library/Nuestras Raíces/Craft Tent & Signing Area (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Bill Esparza
Moderator: Gregory McNamee
Gregory McNamee
"The Ancient Southwest: A Guide to Archaeological Sites" by Gregory McNamee and Larry Lindahl. Gregory McNamee guides you on a memorable tour through 50 national and state parks, monuments, and other cherished sites in the modern American Southwest. Simultaneously, he leads you far back in time, to the eras when the earliest human beings lived in what is now Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah. These ancient people left intriguing clues: pueblos, tools, pottery, jewelry, baskets, petroglyphs, pictographs, clothing, kivas, and weavings. From such evidence, archaeologists can reconstruct sophisticated cultures with advanced knowledge of astronomy, architecture, agriculture, and art. In more than 130 spectacular photographs, Larry Lindahl captures the essence of these remarkable locations, including Mesa Verde National Park, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Navajo National Monument, Chaco Culture National Historic Park, Canyonlands National Park, and many more.

Rio Nuevo Publishers (Seats 1)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 11, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Author: Gregory McNamee
Tales from the Table: Writing about Food
Three noted food writers talk about food history, family meals, favorite recipes and restaurants and what inspired their research. Assistive listening devices available.

Student Union Sabino (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 11, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Bill Esparza, Amy Ettinger, Gregory McNamee
Moderator: Edie Jarolim

Tortillas, Tiswin, and T-Bones: A Food HIstory of the Southwest
History / Biography
University of New Mexico Press
October 2017
ISBN 9780826359049
240 pages
$24.95, INSTORE
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In this entertaining history, Gregory McNamee explores the many ethnic and cultural traditions that have contributed to the food of the Southwest. More/less

Moveable Feasts: The History, Science, and Lore of Food
History / Biography
Bison Books
April 2008
ISBN 9780803216327
194 pages
$18.95, INSTORE
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Explores the natural history of 30 of the world's major food plants, explaining why and how they have been important in human history.

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