Tucson Festival of Books

Valentina Gnup


Valentina Gnup received her MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles in 2002. In 2019 she won the Lascaux Prize in Poetry; in 2015 she won the Rattle Reader’s Choice Award; in 2011 she won the Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Award from the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation; and in 2009 she won the Joy Harjo Poetry Award from Cutthroat, Journal of the Arts. Her poems have appeared in many literary journals including December, Brooklyn Review, Nimrod, and The New Guard. She is a reader for Five South literary journal.

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Awards: Lascaux Prize in Poetry, Rattle Reader's Choice Award, Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Award from the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation


Scheduled events:
Literary Award Winners
Our book festival's annual Literary Awards Writing Contest attracted more than 600 submissions this year, and today we will meet the three biggest winners. Here's guessing they'll be back with books of their own one day soon!

Student Union Sabino (Seats 87)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Kathleen Furin, Valentina Gnup, Jen Parsons
Moderator: Meg Files