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

Word Power

The written and spoken word has the power to change lives, and these three authors have come to the festival with characters who are forever changed by word power.

Patti Callahan Henry

Patti Callahan Henry is the New York Times bestselling author of 15 novels, including the historical fiction novel "Becoming Mrs. Lewis," the improbable love story of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis. Now a USA Today, Publishers Weekly and Globe and Mail bestseller....

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Bruce Holsinger

Bruce Holsinger is a fiction writer and literary scholar based in Charlottesville, Va., and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is the author most recently of "The Gifted School," hailed by The New York Times as "a suspenseful, laugh-out-loud page-turner and an incisive inspection of privilege, race and class" and by The Wall Street Journal as the “novel that predicted the college admissions scandal....

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Lara Prescott

Lara Prescott's debut novel "The Secrets We Kept" was an instant New York Times bestseller, a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick and will be translated into 29 languages. Prescott received her master of fine arts degree from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas....

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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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