Here in Weekly World Central, we love books. We're readers, and it probably has something to do with parents who love books, at least that's what those early childhood experts say.
Every year since the Tucson Festival of Books' birth, Tucson Weekly staff and contributors have participated as panelist and moderators. We love being part of the festival and we hope you have plans to attend (www.tucsonfestivalofbooks.org). Here's a schedule of where Tucson Weekly people will be over the weekend festivities:
Arts contributor and former editor, Margaret Regan will be on the panel Women Journalists on the Border moderated by UA School of Journalism's Celeste Gonzalez de Bustamante. Social and Behavioral Sciences Tent, Saturday, March 12, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Regan will also participate in two other panels, both moderated by Tucson Weekly senior staff writer Jim Nintzel. In the Human Rights panel, Regan is joined by author Luis Alberto Urrea and attorney Teri Duncan. Student Union Gallagher Theater, Sunday, March 13, 10-11 a.m. In That's Border Life, She Said, Regan shares the stage with Kathryn Ferguson and Gayle Jandrey. Student Union Kachina, Sunday, March 13, 1-2 p.m.
I'll be at the Politics of Poetry: Social Activism with a Fine Point Pen panel, Saturday, March 12 at 1 p.m., Pima County Public Library/Nuestras Raíces/Presentation Stage with Odilia Galván Rodríguez and Enrique Garcia Naranjo, and moderated by Tucson Poet Logan Phillips.
Next, I'll moderate Bordertown and Other One-sided Arguments with Chicano author and illustrator Lalo Alcaraz, Pima County Public Library/Nuestras Raíces/Presentation Stage, Saturday, March 12, 4-5 p.m. Last, a particular honor for me, is Poetry of Resistance: Voices for Social Justice, Sunday, 10-11 a.m., Student Union Kiva with Tucson writers Elena Díaz Bjorkquist, Andrea Hernandez Holm and Roberto Rodriguez. Moderated by poet Odilia Galván Rodríguez.
See you there.
— Mari Herreras, firstname.lastname@example.org