UNP at the 2023 Tucson Festival of Books

Saturday, March 4 through Sunday March 5, 2023, UNP will be at the Tucson Festival of Books. Come see our amazing authors for signings and more!

UNP authors in attendance:

Signings will take place at UNP’s Booth #200 over the course of the event, Saturday through Sunday.

Dana Fritz, photographer of Field Guide to a Hybrid Landscape, will also be giving a special lecture. Event details listed below:

March 3 at 11:00 a.m. Tree Ring Talk

Dana Fritz will speak about her new book and exhibition, Field Guide to a Hybrid Landscape. This fascinating little-known story of the first federal tree nursery and what was once the world’s largest hand-planted forest reaches beyond Nebraska with relevance to our current challenges of climate chaos and biodiversity collapse.

Location: Bannister 110 or ZOOM

(email talks@ltrr.arizona.edu for Zoom link)

March 4 at 11:00 a.m. Special Lecture

Come discover the intriguing world of tree-ring science. Field Guide to a Hybrid Landscape makes visible the forces that shaped what was once the world’s largest hand-planted forest located in the Sandhills region of Nebraska, the largest intact temperate grassland in the world. 

Location: Bannister 110. Reservations are suggested: outreach@ltrr.arizona.edu

Mike Stark, author of Chasing the Ghost Bear, will also be speaking and hosting panels during the event. Below is his schedule of events:

March 4 at 10:00 a.m. Charisma of Animals

Our interest in beasts, birds and other creatures unites us. Today, novelist Lydia Millet, historian Dan Flores and former reporter Mike Stark discuss the charisma of critters, both living and long-since dead.

Location: UA BookStore

March 4 at 1:00 p.m. Chasing Extinction

Mike Stark, Dan Flores and Riley Black discuss what it takes to tell the story when the main characters no longer walk the earth.

Location: WNPA Stage

Bob West, coauthor of Twenty Miles of Fence will also be hosting a workshop and speaking on a panel during the event. Below is his schedule:

March 4 at 10:00 a.m. Going Off Grid

Hear several different perspectives of the American West and our authors’ approach writing their reflections about this iconic part of the United States.

Location: Koffler Room 218

March 5 at 2:30 p.m. Workshop: The Art of Co-Authoring

Writing with a buddy can start off fun and end as a headache. Bob West teaches us how to work cooperatively with co-authors.

Location: UA Library 254/Main Floor

For more details, explore our virtual exhibit.

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