Tucson Festival of Books

George Getschow


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A Pulitzer Prize finalist at The Wall Street Journal and a member of the Texas Institute of Letters, George Getschow is director of the Archer City Writers Workshop for professional writers, college and high school students in Larry McMurtry's hometown. His book is "Pastures of the Empty Page: Fellow Writers on the Life and Legacy of Larry McMurtry."

Awards: Pulitzer Prize finalist; Robert F. Kennedy Award; Texas Institute of Letters, George Bush Presidential Library and Museum Outstanding Educator Award


Scheduled events:
Remembering Larry McMurtry
Biographer Tracy Daugherty, memorialist George Getschow, and writing partner Diana Ossana discuss the writing career and literary legacy of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Lonesome Dove," "Terms of Endearment," and "The Last Picture Show."

Integrated Learning Center Room 120 (Seats 300, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Tracy Daugherty, George Getschow, Diana Ossana
Moderator: Bruce Dinges
Writers on Writing
In this session, two award-winning authors and instructors share lessons they learned and inspiration they bestowed along the way.

Student Union Tucson Room (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: George Getschow, Deanne Stillman
Moderator: Jennifer Jenkins

Book:
Pastures of the Empty Page
Fellow Writers on the Life and Legacy of Larry McMurtry
History / Biography
University of Texas Press
September 2023
ISBN 9781477327876
HardcoverA, 272 pages

A collection of essays that offers an intimate view of Larry McMurtry, America's preeminent western novelist, through the eyes of a pantheon of writers he helped shape through his work over the course of his unparalleled literary life.