Picture This: Festival of Book Ends

Tucsonans came in droves to the emptied-out university campus for the annual festival. Photograph by ANGELO SAMORA-VARGAS © 2011
  • ANGELO SAMORA-VARGAS
  • Tucsonans came in droves to the emptied-out university campus for the annual festival. Vendors, readers, authors, journalists flood the UA campus in this photo taken on the first day.

The Third annual Tucson Festival of Books came to a close after thousands of Tucsonans came out to participate in book signings, workshops, panels, food, and games.

Tucson Weekly writer Jim Nintzel participated in a panel on Saturday morning, talking about the January 8 shootings, along with several other journalists; while freelancer Jay Rochlin moderated a panel on Dispatches from the Borderlands, a presentation with five authors who have covered the border in their books, including TW Arts Editor Margaret Regan(Fashion collection).

Human Project entertainers performed at one of many stages Sunday. Members of the same troupe performed at last Novembers Pima County Democrats election-night party where they were introduced by Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.  Photograph by STEPHANIE FOUSSE © 2011
  • STEPHANIE FOUSSE
  • Human Project entertainers performed at one of many stages Sunday. Members of the same troupe performed at last November's Pima County Democrats election-night party where they were introduced by Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

Characters from science fiction, childrens fiction, cartoons, and just characters peppered the yearly festival to the delight of children and adults. Photograph by STEPHANIE FOUSSE © 2011
  • STEPHANIE FOUSSE
  • Characters from science fiction, children's fiction, cartoons, and just characters peppered the yearly festival to the delight of children and adults.

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