Tucson Festival of Books

Jen Parsons

Melissa Plantz

Jen Parsons is a skier, hiker and occasional coach. She has been published in Modern Loss, the Telluride Daily Planet and Telluride Magazine. She has received grants from the Telluride Arts District and been a finalist twice in the Erma Bombeck Writers-In-Residence program; she is currently polishing a memoir she developed through the Writing by Writers two-year DRAFT program. Parsons received a Writing by Writers residency to work in a colony barn in Palmer, Alaska, and at the Wellstone Center in the Redwoods. She is also the first place Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards winner in nonfiction.

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
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