Tucson Festival of Books

Ron Shelton



Lolita Davidovich

Ron Shelton is a UA alumnus, film director and screenwriter who is known for the many films he has made about sports. His 1988 film "Bull Durham" earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay. "The Church of Baseball" is his most recent book.

Awards: Oscar Nomination for Best Original Screenplay Writers Guild America Best Original Screenplay New York Film Critics Best Original Screenplay L.A. Critics Best Original Screenplay National Film Critics Best Original Screenplay


Scheduled events:
Iconic Sports Stories
Grab a hot dog, buy some peanuts and find a seat in the bleachers as we hear from Buzz Bissinger, author of "Friday Night Lights," and Ron Shelton, creator of Bull Durham, White Men Can't Jump and Tin Cup. Play ball!

UA Mall Tent (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sports
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Buzz Bissinger, Ron Shelton
Moderator: Dana Cooper
Our National Pastime
These three distinguished writers have come to the festival with books that remind us why baseball is known as The Grand Old Game. Legendary players, remarkable histories and even a romantic movie or two have helped make baseball our national pastime.

Integrated Learning Center Room 150 (Seats 155, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sports
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Howard Bryant, Tyler Kepner, Ron Shelton
Moderator: Michael Guymon

Book:
The Church of Baseball
The Making of Bull Durham: Home Runs, Bad Calls, Crazy Fights, Big Swings, and a Hit
Sports
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
January 2022
ISBN 9780593319772
256 pages
$30.00
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