Tucson Festival of Books

Laura Cathcart Robbins



Cooper Ulrich

Laura Cathcart Robbins is an author, freelance writer, speaker, and host of the popular podcast The Only One in the Room. Her work has appeared in HuffPost, The Tempest and more. She is the author of "Stash" and lives in California. 

Visit website | Instagram

Communities: African American, The recovery community


Scheduled events:
Hot Off The Press!
Book launch party exclusively for Sponsors and Friends of the Festival!

Student Union South Ballroom (Seats 200, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Panelists: Cara Black, Laura Cathcart Robbins, Alexis Daria, Sean Doolittle, J. A. Jance, Alex Prud'homme, Alan K. Rode, Will Schwalbe, Joanna Schwartz, Ari Tison
Speaking Your Own Truth
In this session, authors Adiba Nelson, Patricia Grayhall and Laura Cathcart Robbins will share share their own life journeys, and where they discovered self-worth, inner strength, acceptance and understanding.

Koffler Room 218 (Seats 142, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Laura Cathcart Robbins, Patricia Grayhall, Adiba Nelson
Moderator: Ann Boland
This Is Your Life
These three authors have come to the festival with stories told straight from the heart ... and their own personal lives. They aren't always easy to read. Where did they draw the line when considering what to write about and what to keep private?

Student Union Kachina (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Laura Cathcart Robbins, Keith Corbin, Jean Guerrero
Moderator: Laura Cathcart Robbins
The Battle Against Drugs, Addiction
It would be a lucky family that is not touched by addiction and dependency these day. In this session, our three authors will look at this issue from three very different points of view. Laura Cathcart Robbins tells her personal story. Sari Horwitz looks at officers charged with enforcement, and Beth Macy will explore whether control is a realistic goal.

Integrated Learning Center Room 120 (Seats 300, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Laura Cathcart Robbins, Sari Horwitz, Beth Macy
Moderator: Kyle Lininger

Book:
Stash
My Life in Hiding
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Atria Books
March 2023
ISBN 9781668005330
288 pages