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

Dread and Fear: Shivery Tales of the Odd and Peculiar

Zombies, peculiar children and monster fighters star in shivery tales of dread and fear that uncover deeper social issues. Join master storytellers Ransom Riggs, Cat Winters and Justina Ireland to immerse yourself in Gothic tales of hauntings incorporating vintage photography, birds, lies and plot twists.

Justina Ireland

Justina Ireland is the author of "Dread Nation," a New York Times bestseller, an ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults Top Ten selection and Paste Magazine's Best YA Novel of the Year. Her other books for children and teens include "Vengeance Bound," "Promise of Shadows" and the Star Wars novel, "Lando's Luck....

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Cat Winters

Cat Winters is a critically-acclaimed, award-winning author of five novels for teens: "In the Shadow of Blackbirds," "The Cure for Dreaming," "The Steep and Thorny Way," "Odd & True" and a new novel about Edgar Allan Poe's teenage years, "The Raven's Tale....

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Ransom Riggs

Ransom Riggs is the number one New York Times bestselling author of the Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children novels. Riggs was born on a farm in Maryland and grew up in southern Florida. He studied literature at Kenyon College and film at the University of Southern California....

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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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