This weekend Tucson Festival of Books happens at the UA Mall (students are on vacation). You won’t want to miss the 400+ authors of all genres including food plus nine acres of books, book signings, cookbooks, panels, presentations, personalities, events for foodies, delightful food court with your favorite Tucson restaurants and nosh, stuff for the kids, and more, more, more.
Movie lovers can come for a free screening of 3:10 to Yuma at 7 p.m. on Saturday in the Main Gate Square just west of the main University of Arizona campus, at University Boulevard and Tyndall Avenue. View the film as never before on a 30-by-30 outdoor screen. Screenwriters Derek Haas and Michael Brandt along with Tucson’s own Elmore Leonard will host a panel discussion at 4 p.m. and introduce the movie at 7 p.m.
We at Tucson Citizen have a booth so come by and say hi to us at the Star Pavilion/West Mall area. Celebrity blogger Geoff Notkin of Science Channel’s Meteorite Men fame and the Logical Lizard will be signing and selling his new book, Meteorite Hunting: How To Find Treasure From Space.
Here’s the Tucson Citizen schedule:
March 12, Saturday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Mark Evans, Editor
9 a.m. – Pamela Powers, Anthony Gimino
10 a.m. – Pamela Powers, Anthony Gimino, Bonnie Lewis
11 a.m. – Don Smith, Karl Hoffman, Anthony Gimino
Noon – Don Smith, Karl Hoffman, Steve Rivera, Anthony Gimino
1 p.m. – Geoff Notkin, Steve Rivera, Carli Brosseau
2 p.m. – Geoff Notkin, Carli Brosseau
3 p.m. – Geoff Notkin, Andy Morales, Carli Brosseau
4 p.m. – Geoff Notkin, Andy Morales, Carli Brosseau
March 13, Sunday
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Mark Evans
9 a.m. – Carolyn Classen, Anthony Gimino
10 a.m. – Carolyn Classen, Anthony Gimino, Bonnie Lewis
11 a.m. – Penelope Starr and Story Cart, Anthony Gimino
Noon – Penelope Starr and Story Cart, Karyn Zoldan, Anthony Gimino
1 p.m. – Geoff Notkin, Karyn Zoldan, Carli Brosseau
2 p.m. – Geoff Notkin, Carlos Galindo, Carli Brosseau
3 p.m. – Geoff Notkin, Carlos Galindo, Carli Brosseau
4 p.m. – Geoff Notkin, Carli Brosseau
Thank you to Rachel Evans for assisting.
Food, Food, Food
I will also be in a panel for Food Writing 101 on Sunday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Integrated Learning Center – room 135.
Foodies can enjoy a delicious buffet of cookbook authors and food personalities like Barbara Fairchild, Daisy Martinez, Steve Raichlen of PBS/Primal Grill, Janos Wilder, Shirley Fong-Torres, author of “The Woman Who Ate Chinatown, a San Francisco Odyssey, and more.
For a complete foodie related schedule, click here.
(Top photo credit: Thomas Veneklasen via Arizona Republic; Janos Wilder, photo courtesy of ProVentures, Inc.)