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

Authors and Artists and Musicians Oh My


In this session, writer/musicians Willy Vlautin and Brian Jabas Smith will compare notes with writer/artist Chris Rush. All three have walked off the beaten path in their journeys so far. What's next? Who knows?!


Panelists
Chris Rush

Chris Rush is an award-winning artist and designer, whose work is held in various museum collections, including The Phoenix Art Museum and The Tucson Museum of Art. His writing has appeared in Harper's Magazine and The New York Times....

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Willy Vlautin

Born and raised in Reno, Nevada, Willy Vlautin started playing guitar and writing songs as a teenager and quickly became immersed in music. It was a Paul Kelly song, based on Raymond Carver’s "Too Much Water So Close to Home" that inspired him to start writing stories....

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Arizona Daily Star
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Tucson Medical Center

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Friends of the Festival
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