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

Fame and Family

The recent biographers of Sandra Day O'Connor and Janis Joplin are joined by their subjects' brothers, H. Alan Day and Michael Joplin.

H. Alan Day

Alan Day’s upbringing branded him a cowboy from the day he was born and to this day, claims that he has soil running through his veins. He was part of the third generation to grow up on the 200,000-acre Lazy B cattle ranch straddling the high deserts of southern Arizona and New Mexico....

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Holly George-Warren

Holly George-Warren is a two-time Grammy nominee and the award-winning author of 16 books on country and popular music, including the New York Times bestseller, "The Road to Woodstock," with Michael Lang....

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Michael Joplin

Michael Joplin, brother of '60s rock star, singer-songwriter Janis Joplin, will share the stage with Alan Day, brother of Sandra Day O'Connor, in a discussion with the authors of books about their sisters....

Evan Thomas

Evan Thomas is the author of 10 books, including the New York Times bestsellers "John Paul Jones," "Sea of Thunder" and "Being Nixon." Thomas was a writer, correspondent and editor for 33 years at Time and Newsweek, including 10 years as Washington bureau chief at Newsweek, where, at the time of his retirement in 2010, he was editor-at-large....

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