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

Celebrations of The Arts: Musicians, Artists and Writers Expand Our World

Our visions of the world are expanded by the work of artists, musicians and writers, expanding both our sense of possibility and of critique. Join award-winning authors to celebrate the lives of people whose passion is the Arts and whose lives provide examples of creativity and action.

Jen Bryant

Jen Bryant writes picture books, novels and poems for readers of all ages. Her books have received the Sibert Medal, two Caldecott Honors, two Schneider Family Book Awards, the Orbis Pictus Award and a Charlotte Zolotow Honor....

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Matthew Burgess

Matthew Burgess is an assistant professor at Brooklyn College. He is the author of two books for children, "Enormous Smallness: A Story of E. E. Cummings" and "The Unbudgeable Curmudgeon." Several more titles are forthcoming, including "Drawing on Walls: A Story of Keith Haring," "Make Meatballs Sing: The Life and Art of Corita Kent" and "The Bear and The Moon....

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Josh Cochran

Josh Cochran grew up in Taiwan and California. He works as an illustrator and muralist based in Brooklyn specializing in bright, dense and conceptual drawings and paintings. His work has received many awards including a Grammy nomination for album artwork....

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Carole Boston Weatherford

Carole Boston Weatherford is the author of more than 50 books, including the Caldecott Honor winners "Freedom in Congo Square," "Voice of Freedom," "Fannie Lou Hamer: Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement" and "Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom....

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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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