March 2022

Elizabeth Wetmore

Carrie Allen

Appearing Courtesy of Women's Health and Integrative Medical Center

Elizabeth Wetmore is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her fiction has appeared in Epoch, Kenyon Review, Colorado Review, Baltimore Review, Crab Orchard Review, Iowa Review and other literary journals. She is the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and two fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council, as well as a grant from the Barbara Deming Foundation. A native of West Texas, she lives and works in Chicago. "Valentine" is her debut novel, a Today Show Read with Jenna pick, described by the publisher: 

"Valentine" is a haunting exploration of the intersections of violence and race, class and region in a story that plumbs the depths of darkness and fear, yet offers a window into beauty and hope. Told through the alternating points of view of indelible characters who burrow deep in the reader's heart, this fierce, unflinching, and surprisingly tender novel illuminates women's strength and vulnerability, and reminds us that it is the stories we tell ourselves that keep us alive.

Scheduled events:
Literary Landscape of the Southwest
Elizabeth Wetmore and Shannon Pufahl, two authors whose stunning debut novels earned Southwest Books of the Year honors for 2020, will discuss the ways in which a Southwest setting informed their narratives. 

Tucson Medical Center Stage (Seats 1000)
Sat, Mar 6, 2021, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Southwest Books of the Year
Watch broadcast

Panelists: Shannon Pufahl, Elizabeth Wetmore
Moderator: Christine Wald-Hopkins
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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