University of Arizona Campus  •  March 14 -15, 2020  •  9:30am to 5:30pm

Cowboy Up!


C.J. Box, Johnny Boggs and Chris Enns, each a Spur Award winner or finalist, will gather around the campfire and explore the ongoing appeal of western literature.


Panelists
Johnny Boggs

Johnny D. Boggs, who Booklist magazine said was among the best western writers at work today, has won six Spur Awards from the Western Writers of America and a Western Heritage Wrangler Award from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum....

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C.J. Box

C. J. Box is the New York Times best-selling author of 27 novels, including the Joe Pickett series. He won the Edgar Alan Poe Award for Best Novel, as well as the Anthony Award, Prix Calibre 38, the Macavity Award, the Gumshoe Award, two Barry Awards and the 2010 Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association Award for Fiction....

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Chris Enss

Chris Enss is a New York Times bestselling author, a scriptwriter and comedienne who has written for television and film. She has also performed on cruise ships and on stage. Enss has worked with award-winning musicians, writers, directors, producers and as a screenwriter for Tricor Entertainment, but her passion is for telling the stories of the men and women who shaped the history and mythology of the American West....

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Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Party Rental Companies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation
Tucson Electric Power Co.

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