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

Power, Truth & Lies: Borders and Immigration


Three YA authors challenge the ways in which power, truth and lies establish borders and influence the lives of immigrants. Through fantasy, realistic fiction and poetry, readers are invited to connect to real and imagined borders. These stories of tragedy, devastation and hopelessness include characters who act with resistance and hope.


Panelists
Tehlor Kay Mejia

Tehlor Kay Mejia is an author and Oregon native. Her short fiction has appeared in the "All Out" and "Toil & Trouble" anthologies from Harlequin Teen. "We Unleash the Merciless Storm" is her second novel....

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Patrice Vecchione

Patrice Vecchione is an author, poet and artist. Vecchione’s titles include "My Shouting, Shattered, Whispering Voice," "The Knot Untied," "Writing and the Spiritual Life: Finding Your Voice by Looking Within," "Territory of Wind" and several anthologies for adults and young people....

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Sylvia ZĂ©leny

Sylvia Zéleny is a bilingual author from Sonora, México. Sylvia has published several short story collections and novels in Spanish. Her latest novel is "The Everything I Have Lost." She received her master's of fine arts in creative writing from the University of Texas at El Paso, where she currently directs the online MFA....

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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

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Arizona Party Rental Companies
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Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation
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