March 12-13 2022, 9:30-5:30, on the beautiful University of Arizona campus!

Xelena González

Xelena González practices the healing arts through writing and movement. She is a storyteller, dancer and visiting author who centers self-love in her multi-disciplinary workshops for all ages. Her picture books include the award-winning "All Around Us" and upcoming titles "Where Wonder Grows" and "Remembering." Her writing for adults includes poetry, essays, fiction and screenwriting. "Loteria Remedios" is her independent publication featuring icons from her Mestiza culture and offering reflections, divinations, plant and animal medicine, and other tools for self-healing. A former librarian and enrolled member of the Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan Nation, González has become a sought-after speaker on topics such as radical self-love, creative early literacy strategies, inhabiting story through music and movement and reclaiming indigenous identity in Latinx communities.


Where Wonder Grows
Children / Teens
Cinco Puntos Press
January 2022
ISBN 9781947627468
40 pages

Donde Las Maravillas Crecen
Children / Teens
Lee & Low Books
January 2022
ISBN 9781947627581

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Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Marshall Foundation

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