Tucson Festival of Books

Mari Herreras (she/her)



Noelle Haro-Gomez

Mari Herreras is a poet, journalist, mother and a fifth generation Tucsonan. "At Grande and Congress" is her debut collection. Herreras writes about family, the tender complexities of identity and being Chicana and life in a gentrifying desert city.

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Communities: Arizona Author, Tucsonan, Hispanic or Latinx


Scheduled events:
Intersections of Verse y Voz
Discover the work of these poets with Southwestern roots who explore the intersection of language, identity, and place in their writing.

Nuestras Raíces Stage (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Multigenre
Signing area: Pima County Public Library/Nuestras Raíces/Craft Tent & Signing Area (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Mari Herreras, Simon Ortiz, Brandon Som
Moderator: Melo Dominguez
The Intimacies of Place
Three poets discuss how intimacy, identity, and physical place has influenced their poetic works.

Student Union Kiva (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Poetry
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA Bookstore, Main Floor (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Gabrielle Bates, Mari Herreras, T.C. Tolbert
Moderator: Aria Pahari
A Celebration of Southwest Poetry
Today we will celebrating the top works of poetry as judged by the Southwest Books of the Year Award. These four accomplished poets will share the inspiration for their work that is deeply rooted in the Southwest.

Student Union Kiva (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Poetry
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA Bookstore, Main Floor (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Tommy Archuleta, Mari Herreras, Simon Ortiz, Brandon Som
Moderator: Gregory McNamee

Book:
At Grande and Congress
Poetry
R&R Press
June 2023
ISBN 9798985731828
65 pages