Tucson Festival of Books

Brittany Means


Brittany Means is a Chicana writer and editor living in Albuquerque, N.M. A graduate of Iowa's Master of Fine Arts Nonfiction Writing Program, Means has worked with Inara Verzemnieks and Kiese Laymon. She has received several awards for her work, including the Magdalena Award, the Genevieve Young Fellowship, the Grace Paley Fellowship and the Herodotus Award. Her book is "Hell If We Don't Change Our Ways."

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Communities: LGBTQ+, Hispanic or Latinx, Mixed Race, Neurodivergent, Person with a Disability


Scheduled events:
It Wasn't Easy
Meg Kissinger, Britany Means and Safiya Sinclair have come to the festival with memoirs detailing difficult childhoods in sometimes chaotic family environments. Why did they want to share their stories? What messages were they hoping to leave with us, the readers?

Student Union Kachina (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 11:30 am - 12:30 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: Meg Kissinger, Brittany Means, Safiya Sinclair
Moderator: Mary Holden
Uneasy Family Ties
What does it mean to be a family - when you are in foster care, when a parent leaves you or when you are living between two cultures? What coping mechanisms or choices shape overcoming adversities leading to survival and triumph?

Student Union Sabino (Seats 87)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 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: Mark Daley, Brittany Means, Deborah Taffa
Moderator: Kathleen Quigley

Book:
Hell If We Don't Change Our Ways
A Memoir
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Zibby Books
October 2023
ISBN 9798985282894
352 pages
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