Separate, distinct pieces combine to create Tucson Festival of Books

Sun, 2017-02-26

The Tucson Festival of Books is like a patchwork quilt: separate, distinct pieces of varying designs and textures are stitched together to create a sweeping, singular composition.

The festival’s literary-focused pieces – authors, activities, entertainers, presentation venues and vendors – come together 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 11-12 and blanket the University of Arizona Mall.

Some of the pieces – like columnist Maureen Dowd, novelist T.C. Boyle, U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and other best-selling, noted authors headed to the third-largest book festival in the nation – come to the forefront.

However, it takes many authors from across the genre spectrum to complete the festival quilt. Here’s a look at some of the pieces.