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

Chuck Bowden: America's Most Alarming Writer

Four of the Southwest's best-known authors and historians reflect on the life and career of award-winning journalist Charles Bowden, who lived most of his life in Tucson.

Peg Bowden

Peg Bowden is a retired nurse who lives in Arizona close to the Mexico border. She says life in the borderlands is like having one foot in Mexico and one foot in the United States — a lifestyle rich in culture, diversity and political discourse....

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Bill Broyles

Bill Broyles recently retired from 31 years of teaching English, physical education and philosophy to high school students in Tucson. The unofficial “keeper of the desert,” Broyles is a member of the board of directors and works full-time as the unpaid coordinator of the Sonoran Desert National Park Project....

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Philip Caputo

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and novelist Philip Caputo has now written 17 books. The most recent is "Hunter's Moon," a collection of interconnected short stories set in Michigan's wild Upper Peninsula....

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Bruce Dinges

Bruce J. Dinges is the former director of publications and editor of the Arizona Historical Society’s Journal of Arizona History. He is also the author of numerous articles and the editor of several books on Southwestern and Civil War history....

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