A Virtual Festival Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7, 2021

Alisha Rai

Alisha Rai pens award-winning contemporary romances. Her novels have been featured on the IndieNext and the LibraryReads lists, and been named Best Books of the Year by Washington Post, NPR, New York Public Library, Amazon, Entertainment Weekly, Reader’s Digest, Kirkus, “O” the Oprah Magazine and Cosmopolitan Magazine. When she’s not writing, Rai is traveling or tweeting. Her new book is "First Comes Like."

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Scheduled events:
All Our Tropes and Dreams
We have our favorite trope, but what makes something a trope? Contemporary romance authors Alisha Rai and Rebekah Weatherspoon join to talk about the glory of tropes and how to make sure they don't fall flat.

Elmore Leonard Memorial Stage (Seats 1000)
Sat, Mar 6, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Panelists: Alisha Rai, Rebekah Weatherspoon
Moderator: Jessica West

First Comes Like
HarperCollins Publishers
February 2021
ISBN 9780062878151
432 pages
$15.99, INSTORE
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Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

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

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Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation

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