The Tucson Festival of books is in its 5th year.
See www.tucsonfestivalofbooks.org for complete list of authors, exhibitors, etc. for this wildly popular book festival held every March on the University of Arizona mall. Free event, free parking around the UA Campus. Two years ago our Tucsoncitizen.com news source had a booth there.
March 9 and 10, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. both days.
New this year, my husband UA University Distinguished Professor (and 2012 Arizona Professor of the Year) Albrecht Classen will be signing his 2012 Southwestern book, “The Letters of the Swiss Jesuit Missionary Philipp Segesser (1689-1762)” on both days of the festival. Swiss missionary Segesser followed in the footsteps of early Jesuit missionary Father Eusebio Kino into the Sonoran region of Arizona.
The Arizona Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies (ACMRS) in Tempe, Arizona published this book last year (click here for previous post). The ACMRS festival booth will be #141 just south of the University of Arizona Bookstore booth, directly south of the west end of the UA Memorial Student Union.
Also published in 2012 by Lexington Books is “Early History of the Southwest through the Eyes of German-Speaking Jesuit Missionaries” (about Father Kino, Father Segesser, and others) by my husband.
At 10 a.m. on Saturday March 9, Professor Classen will join Professor Donald Weinstein in a talk in the UA Student Union Ventana Room upstairs (level 4):
“Savonarola and Segesser: They Changed History, for Heaven’s Sake”
When: Saturday 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Where: Student Union – Ventana Room
Weinstein is the author of the biography, “Savonarola: The Rise and Fall of a Renaissance Prophet.” It presents an original interpretation of the 15th century friar’s prophetic career. Donald Weinstein is a Professor Emeritus in the UA Dept. of History, where he was formerly Department Head.
Moderator: Hester Oberman (daughter of the late Dr. Heiko Oberman, renowned UA Regents Professor of History). She is an Adjunct Professor in the Religious Studies Dept.at the University of AZ.
Join these three UA Professors in a fascinating discussion about early modern clerics, their religious passion, and impact on their societies.
And enjoy all the many exhibitors, authors, performances at this wonderful book festival. I’ve been attending every year and it’s always a fun-filled, intellectually stimulating, and popular event for all. It’s also very children friendly with lots of entertainment and activities for the kids.