Tucson Festival of Books

Evette Dionne

Brien Hollowell

"Weightless" author Evette Dionne is a journalist, editor and culture critic. She is the former editor-in-chief of Bitch Media and the current executive editor of YES! Media. "Lifting as WE Climb: Black Women's Battle for the Ballot Box," Dionne's middle-grade nonfiction book about Black women suggragists, was nominated for a National Book Award and won a Coretta Scott King author honor. She lives in Denver with her partner and her two pets, and they are likely listening to Beyonce' right now.

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Awards: Coretta Scott King author honor, longlisted for the National Book Award

Communities: LGBTQ+, African American

Scheduled events:
Freedom's Just Another Word
In this session, these women who found success in different fields will describe their struggles to gain acceptance and respect.

Integrated Learning Center Room 150 (Seats 155, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Evette Dionne, Jamie Fiore Higgins
Moderator: Paola Rodriguez-Alvarez
Making Space
Author Evette Dionne is smart, funny, insightful ... and heavy-set. There. It's out there. In this session, she will explore the challenges many of us have living in a culture that hates fat people!

Student Union Kachina (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Evette Dionne
Moderator: Daisy Jenkins

Making Space for My Resilient Body and Soul
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
HarperCollins Publishers
December 2022
ISBN 9780063076365
272 pages

Lifting as We Climb
Black Women's Battle for the Ballot Box
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
January 2022
ISBN 9780451481559
176 pages