Three popular authors have come to Tucson with colorful, diverse, terrifying and joyful looks into growing up in the USA. There is the warmth and familiarity of a family restaurant; a family ravaged by mental illness and victimized by a flawed mental health system; and a family navigating the divide between mainstream "American" culture and and a Native heritage.
|Student Union Kachina (Seats 100)
|Sun, Mar 10, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)
|Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
A co-founder of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop in New York City, Curtis Chin served as the non-profit's first executive director. He went on to write for network and cable television before transitioning to social justice documentaries....
Meg Kissinger's engaging memoir will have you look at mental illness in a whole new light. She spent more than two decades traveling across the country writing about America’s broken mental health system for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel....
Deborah Jackson Taffa is the director of the Master of Fine Arts creative writing program at The Institute of American Indian Arts. Her memoir, "Whiskey Tender," was named one of the most anticipated books to watch for in 2024 by Zibby Media....