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

Border Stories in First Person

Many Southwesterners have their own stories to tell about living life near the border, and they usually remind us it's more a line on a map than between the region's people.

Peg Bowden

Peg Bowden is a retired nurse who lives in Arizona close to the Mexico border. She says life in the borderlands is like having one foot in Mexico and one foot in the United States — a lifestyle rich in culture, diversity and political discourse....

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Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

Marcelo Hernandez Castillo is the author of the memoir, "Children of the Land," and the poetry book, "Cenzontle," winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. prize, winner of the 2019 Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award in poetry, the Foreword bronze prize, a finalist for the Northern California Book Award, the California Book Award, the Lambda Literary Award and the Thom Gunn Award from the Publishing Triangle....

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Margaret Regan

Margaret Regan is the author of "The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona Borderlands," a 2010 Southwest Book of the Year. In her latest book, "Detained and Deported: Stories of Immigrant Families Under Fire," Regan draws on years of reporting in the Arizona-Mexico borderlands....

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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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