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

The Outside of a Horse

The outside of a horse is the best thing for the inside of a person, as the saying goes. These writers use memoir and fiction to discuss this extraordinary bond.

Richard Collins

Richard Collins is an award-winning author, rancher, horseman, conservationist and scholar who has owned and operated farms and ranches on the borderlands of Southern Arizona since 1983.He was raised on a farm/ranch near Phoenix, where he lived and worked until leaving for college....

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Ginger Gaffney

Ginger Gaffney, a top-ranked horse trainer, is the author of the memoir "Half Broke," out February 2020 by W.W. Norton. "Half Broke" chronicles Gaffney's first year and a half working with prisoners and a band of feral horses on a resentencing prison facility in New Mexico....

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Lisa Preston

Lisa Preston is a fiction and nonfiction author of eight books, including "Orchids and Stone," "The Measure of the Moon" and "The Clincher." Her most recent book is "Dead Blow," the second entry in the Horseshoer Mystery series....

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Arizona Daily Star
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Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
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Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

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Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation
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