Tucson Festival of Books

Jack Allison



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Sponsored by Barbara Krantz Crews

Jack Allison is a Writers Guild of America Award-Winning writer. He has written for Jimmy Kimmel, Academy Awards, Emmy Awards and Funny Or Die. He co-hosts the pop culture podcast "Struggle Session." "Kill The Rich" is his debut novel with Kate Shapiro. 

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Scheduled events:
Crafting the Perfect Work
How are books born from the writer’s vision? Learn from three writers who have given life to novels, screenplays, and the process of taking a novel to the screen, to understand how inspiration comes alive on the page.

UA BookStore (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Lower Level (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jack Allison, Ryan Britt, Patty Lin
Moderator: Jeff Yanc
A Pen Dipped in Humor
Joel H. Cohen, a writer for The Simpsons and Saturday Night Live, blends wit and insight in his new book, "The Occasionally Accurate Annals of Football." Jack Allison and Kate Shapiro are debut authors with "Kill the Rich," a satire thriller. All three authors have a gift for making us smile.

Koffler Room 216 (Seats 89, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jack Allison, Joel Cohen, Kate Shapiro
Moderator: Elliot Glicksman
Workshop: Writing with Humor
Jack Allison, a Writers Guild of America Award-Winning writer, has written for Jimmy Kimmel, Academy Awards, Emmy Awards and Funny Or Die, and co-hosts the podcast "Struggle Session." Kate Shapiro, who has a Master of Fine Arts in fiction, won the International Literary Seminars & Fence Fiction Contest in 2018. Jack and Kate co-authored their debut novel, "Kill the Rich.” Join them as they discuss the intricacies in developing and publishing their first novel.

Integrated Learning Center Room 141 (Seats 120, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jack Allison, Kate Shapiro
It's Always Something
Mike Stark has come to the festival with a tale from the past. Jack Allison and Kate Shapiro frame their story in 2038, proving people can find trouble whenever and wherever they look for it!

Student Union Sabino (Seats 87)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jack Allison, Kate Shapiro, Mike Stark
Moderator: Laura Talarsky Stevens

Book:
Kill the Rich
Fiction / Literature
CLASH Books
September 2023
ISBN 9781955904858
234 pages
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"Kill the Rich is a hilarious hell ride through what feels like an increasingly possible future. More/less