March 2022

Bonds Forged in Survival

Authors Robert Jones Jr. and Tiffany McDaniel come to the festival with two quite different stories that share one common theme: people can find themselves -- and someone else -- even in the most trying to circumstances.

Robert Jones

Robert Jones Jr. has written for The New York Times, Essence, OkayAfrica, The Feminist Wire and The Grio. He is the creator of the social justice social media community Son of Baldwin. Jones was recently featured in T Magazine‘s cover story “Black Male Writers of Our Time....

Visit website | Facebook Twitter

Tiffany McDaniel

Tiffany McDaniel is a novelist, poet and visual artist born and raised in Ohio. She is the author of the novels "The Summer That Melted Everything" and, most recently, "Betty."

Visit website

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

Want to help support literacy in Southern Arizona?
Become a Friend Now!
Show sponsors