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

Brian Young

Appearing Courtesy of Friends of the Festival

Author and filmmaker Brian Young is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation. He grew up on the Navajo reservation in Arizona. Brian earned his B.A. in Film Studies at Yale University and his M.F.A. in Creative Writing at Columbia University. Brian currently lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. His book is "Healer of the Water Monster."

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Scheduled events:
Heartdrum: Native Voices and Visions
Three Indigenous authors talk about their new books within an initiative called Heartdrum to publish books that reflect the heartbeat of Native communities. Their stories share their visions of the present and future viewed through their lived experiences as Native creators.

Helios Education Foundation Children/Teen Stage (Seats 1000)
Sun, Mar 7, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Children / Teens

Panelists: Christine Day, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Brian Young
Moderator: Celeste Trimble

Healer of the Water Monster
Children / Teens
HarperCollins Publishers
May 2021
ISBN 9780062990402
384 pages
$16.99, NYP
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Named Sponsors

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
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation

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