Festival Staff / September 28, 2020
For the first time ever, the Tucson Festival of Books presents a free and entirely online festival for 2021. On Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7, 2021 we will host a full virtual festival with live author sessions from all genres, featuring favorite sponsor venues, all offered with the quality you’ve come to expect from the Tucson Festival of Books.
“We value the safety of the Tucson community and are excited to share this immersive, virtual experience with all book lovers and fans of the Tucson Festival of Books,” said festival Executive Director Melanie Morgan. “For planning purposes and the continued safety of our festival patrons and community, it makes the most sense to plan our 2021 festival as an online event. This event allows us to pivot and provide wonderful online content in our current environment, while looking to the future and bringing the full festival back and better than ever to the University of Arizona campus—as soon as it is safe.”
The two-day event will showcase live author events for adults and children from many categories and will feature familiar venues such as the Arizona Daily Star stage, the Pima County Public Library Nuestras Raíces stage, Western National Parks and Science stage. Most content will be provided live or with live Q&A with select sessions on demand.
Beginning in April 2020 the Tucson Festival of Books began providing online content with author presentations through the Authors In Conversation Series, Author Podcast Series, and recently introduced Imagination Fridays, a series for children and teachers in partnership with the University of Arizona’s Worlds of Words. Since, the festival has done weekly online events and will continue with the Authors In Conversation Series and Imagination Fridays through the end of 2020. To view this content and learn more about what the festival is doing visit www.tucsonfestivalofbooks.org.
As always, continued support from our community is critical to the festival’s success. Become a sponsor or Friend of the Festival today: https://tucsonfestivalofbooks.org/?action=form&form=friend. The festival relies heavily on volunteer support and this year is no different. Visit https://tucsonfestivalofbooks.org/index.php?action=form&form=waitlist&type=volunteer to find out how you can help with the 2021 festival.
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