March 2022

Alberto Álvaro Ríos


Alberto Álvaro Ríos, born in 1952 in Nogales, Ariz., is the author of 10 books and chapbooks of poetry, three collections of short stories and a memoir. His books of poems include, most recently, "A Small Story about the Sky," "The Dangerous Shirt," "The Theater of Night," winner of the 2007 PEN/Beyond Margins Award, "The Smallest Muscle in the Human Body," a finalist for the National Book Award, "Teodoro Luna's Two Kisses," "The Lime Orchard Woman," "The Warrington Poems," "Five Indiscretions" and "Whispering to Fool the Wind." His three collections of short stories are, most recently, "The Curtain of Trees," along with "Pig Cookies" and "The Iguana Killer." His memoir about growing up on the Mexico-Arizona border, called "Capirotada" won the Latino Literary Hall of Fame Award and, most recently, was designated as the OneBookArizona choice for 2009. He is the Poet Laureate of Arizona.

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Scheduled events:
It Takes a Pueblo
Arizona authors Alberto Álvaro Ríos and Lydia R. Otero will discuss their newest books, both of which explore the power of place and community along the border. How much is lost when families are dislocated altogether? Living where we do, these are things for all of us to think about.

Nuestras Raíces Stage (Seats 1000)
Sun, Mar 7, 2021, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Multigenre
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Panelists: Lydia Otero, Alberto Álvaro Ríos
Moderator: Mari Herreras
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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