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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
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.
20172/9, Thursday, 5:30pm Wexner Center for the ArtsColumbus, OHFrederick Aldama, Long Stories Cut ShortHear Ohio State professor Frederick Luis Aldama read from his first book of fiction, Long Stories Cut Short: Fictions from the Borderlands. A book signing follows the reading.
20172/17, Friday, 7pm Rudyard's PubHouston, TXTim Z. Hernandez, All They Will Call YouTim Z. Hernadez talkes the stage as part of Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts Reading Series.
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.
20172/24, Friday, 7pm Mission: Comics and ArtSan Francisco, CAFrederick Aldama, Long Stories Cut ShortFrederick Luis Aldama reads from his collection of borderlands flash fiction, followed by a book signing.
20173/3, Friday, 7pm War Eagles Air MuseumEl Paso, TXTim Z. Hernandez, All They Will Call YouTim Z. Hernandez celebrates the release of All They Will Call You with the fine folks at the War Eagles Air Museum.
20173/11 & 3/12, Saturday & Sunday 9am - 5pm Tucson Festival of BooksTucson, AZThe University of Arizona Press is proud to have more than two dozen authors participating in this year’s event. Visit the UA Press booth for book sales and signings, and the University Libraries booth for a preview of upcoming events and to catch up on what you may have missed!
20173/13, Monday, 11:30am UA Libraries' Annual LuncheonTucson, AZTim Z. Hernandez, All They Will Call YouNearly seven decades after the “worst plane crash in California history,” Tim Hernandez will talk about his documentary novel All They Will Call You and his journey to weave together testimony, historical records, and eyewitness accounts to reconstruct the incident and the lives behind what would become one of the most important American folk songs of the twentieth century.
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.
20175/11, Thursday, 6pmLunar Planetary Lab, AtriumTucson, AZAlfred McEwen, Candice Hansen-Koharcheck, & Ari Espinoza | Mars: The Pristine Beauty of the Red PlanetCelebrate the relese of Mars: The Pristine Beauty of the Red Planet, with talks by the editors and a slide show of some of the most captivating images from the HiRISE camera.

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