March 2022

Literary Landscape of the Southwest

Elizabeth Wetmore and Shannon Pufahl, two authors whose stunning debut novels earned Southwest Books of the Year honors for 2020, will discuss the ways in which a Southwest setting informed their narratives. 

Shannon Pufahl

For years a freelance music critic, Shannon Pufahl's first foray into fiction became one of 2020's best debut novels. "On Swift Horses" also became one of the Pima County Public Library's Southwest Books of the Year....

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Elizabeth Wetmore

Elizabeth Wetmore is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her fiction has appeared in Epoch, Kenyon Review, Colorado Review, Baltimore Review, Crab Orchard Review, Iowa Review and other literary journals....

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
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation

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