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

Villains and Heroes: Good versus Evil

Three middle-grade authors explore the differing roles of villains and heroes in their books. They will explore whether every adventure story actually needs a villain and the different kinds of villains and heroes in their books.

Carlos Hernandez

Carlos Hernandez is a professor of English, a game designer and enthusiast and a writer. His first solo collection of short stories (for grown-ups), called "The Assimilated Cuban's Guide to Quantum Santeria," came out in 2016....

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Heather Kassner

Heather Kassner loves thunderstorms, hummingbirds and books. She lives with her husband in Arizona, waiting (and waiting and waiting) for the rain, photographing hummingbirds and reading and writing strange little stories....

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Trenton Lee Stewart

Trenton Lee Stewart is the author of the novel "Flood Summer" and the award-winning, New York Times bestselling Mysterious Benedict Society series. "The Mysterious Benedict Society," winner of the E....

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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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