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For more information about these events contact Rosemary Brandt, Publicist, at (520) 621-3920.

Year Date, Day & Time Venue Location Author & Title Notes
201611/9, Wednesday, 6pm César Chávez Building Room 301, University of Arizona Main CampusTucson, AZSilviana Wood, Barrio DreamsTucsonense Silviana Wood is a teatrista, activist and playwright. The people who inhabit Wood's plays are common folk or vecinos in Tucson---janitors, mothers, grandmothers---hardworking people who often use humor to rupture sterotypes and raise awareness. Come hear Wood (and perhaps a few others) read from her new book, Barrio Dreams!
201611/18, Friday, 7pm The Last BookstoreLos Angeles, CABryan Fierro, Dodger Blue Will Fill Your Soul & Emmy Pérez, With the River on Our FaceSaints & Superheroes: Writing the Space Between Stereotypes The Last Bookstore is pleased to present Bryan Allen Fierro in conversation with Emmy Pérez. The two will discuss how they approach writing the personal, political, and global forces that flow through the Southwest to the heart of East Los Angeles.
201611/18, Friday, 7pm Antigone BooksTucson, AZRaquel Rubio-Goldsmith, Migrant Deaths in the Arizona Desert: La vida no vale nadaBook release & panel discussion
201611/20, Sunday, 2pm Tohono Chul ParkTucson, AZJennifer Jenkins, Celluloid Pueblo: Western Ways Films and the Invention of the Postwar SouthwestPresentation & signing. Copies of Celluloid Pueblo will be available for sale and signing.
201612/2, Friday 7pm Barefoot Cowgirl BooksFlagstaff, AZPeter Friederici, A New Form of BeautyPeter Friederici celebrates the release of A New Form of Beauty with readings from the book, taken from his decades long relationship with Glen Canyon.
201612/4, Sunday, 2pm Tohono Chul ParkTucson, AZRichard Shelton, Nobody Rich or FamousReading & Signing.
201612/10, Saturday, 2pm Bisbee Books and MusicBisbee, AZRichard Shelton, Nobody Rich or FamousRichard Shelton, author of the ever-popular Going Back to Bisbee has written a family memoir called Nobody Rich or Famous. Do not miss this rare opportunity to hear a few words from Dick and get your book signed! 2:00-5:00.
20171/26, Thursday, 6pm Special Collections, UA Main CampusTucson, AZJennifer L. Jenkins, Celluloid Pueblo & Daniel Arreola, Postcards from the Sonora BorderAs part of the Visions from the Borderlands exhibit, join authors Jennifer Jenkins and Daniel Arreola, curator Veronica Reyes, and Visit Tucson's Dan Gibson for a conversation on the myths and legends of the Southwest.
20171/27, Friday, 6pmCalifornia State Univerisity, FresnoFresno, CATim Z. Hernandez, All They Will Call YouCelebrate Celebrate the release of Tim Z. Hernandez's All They Will Call You with a reading from the documentary novel, Q&A, book signing.
20172/7, Tuesday, 7pm City Lights books San Francisco, CATim Z. Hernandez, All They Will Call YouCelebrate the release of Tim Z. Hernandez's All They Will Call You at San Francisco's Literary Meetingplace.
20172/21, Tuesday, 7pm Changing Hands BookstoreTempe, AZRichard Shelton, Nobody Rich or FamousCelebrate the release of world renowned poet and writer Richard Shelton’s forthcoming family memoir Nobody Rich or Famous, with a special introduction from Alberto Ríos. A tale of poverty and its attendant sorrows: alcoholism, neglect, and abuse. Nobody Rich or Famous immerses us in the hardscrabble lives of his Boise, Idaho, clan during the 1930s and ’40s, where the tenacity of the human spirit shines through.
20174/7, Friday, 7pm Arizona History Museum Tucson, AZJennifer Jenkins, Celluloid PuebloMost of us are familiar with the five Cs of Arizona — copper, cattle, cotton, citrus, and climate, but how much do you know about #6? It was celluloid! In the 1930s, the nation was fascinated by all things “western,” and Charles and Lucile Herbert founded Western Ways Features in 1936 to take advantage of that appetite by documenting the landscape and diverse cultures of Arizona and northern Mexico. Jennifer Jenkins tells the story of Western Ways Features and its role in the invention of the Southwest of the Imagination. For 30 years, the Herberts created a visual documentary of the region, their archival films serving today as a time capsule of the Sunbelt in the mid-twentieth century. This talk will explore the Herberts’ move into television production at the abandoned Old Tucson site, a venture that led to a swindle, scandal, and the “fade to black” of Western Ways.

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