Arizona State Library at the Tucson Festival of Books

MEDIA ADVISORY
For Immediate Release
March 10, 2015

ATTENTION PRINT/RADIO/TV NEWS DIRECTORS

Who:    State Librarian Joan Clark
            ONEBOOKAZ 2015 winners
            ReadingArizona.org
            Arizona Talking Book Library

Where:    Tucson Festival of Books, Booth 147

When:    March 14-15

Price:    Entry into the Tucson Festival of Books is free


Saturday, March 14 – Booth 147
Meet the winning authors of the statewide ONEBOOKAZ writing competition

  • 10 a.m. – Noon    Kids category winner: Bruce and the Road to Courage by Gale Leach about Bruce the caterpillar who runs away from home to avoid becoming a butterfly and finds friends and misadventure along the way.
  • Noon – 2 p.m.    Adult category winner:  Marcia Fine for The Blind Eye: a Sephardic Journey; where two women in different centuries explore their identities in this a sweeping narrative about a family expelled from Spain connecting forward across time to a modern woman of Cuban descent.
  • 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.    Teen category winner: Dan Trumpis for Welcome to Harmony; a fantasy about a tween wolf moving to a new town where his is not the only family with something to hide.

Saturday & Sunday, March 14/15 – Booth 147
Arizona Talking Book Library 

Learn more about the services of the Arizona Talking Book Library. The library provides books, magazines and other library resources in alternate formats for Arizonans whose visual or physical disabilities prevent the reading of conventional print materials.

Sunday, March 15 – Manuel Pacheco Integrated Learning Center, Room 130
Panelist discussion:    “Write, Publish, Read: It's Easy with ReadingArizona.org”

  • 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.    Reading Arizona is a new ebook platform with Arizona books for Arizona readers. Books include contemporary non-fiction and fiction; historic material; and self-published books. This session will provide a quick walk through www.ReadingArizona.org, and then take you behind the scenes to learn more about the authors, publishers and librarians who have made the project possible. Panelists: Joan Clark, Arizona State Librarian; Marcia Fine, author; Roxane Ramos, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Press Coordinator; Laura Stone, State Library Digital Content Director & Michelle Bickert, Reading Arizona Coordinator. Moderator: Karen Williams

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