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More Arizona Spotlight Teases from Jun 2016

A Passion for People, A Love of Words

Retired teacher shares her knowledge with students about the power of words.

Jun 10, 2016

Crossing the Line Tells of Love, Culture Across Borders

Author Linda Valdez discusses memoir about her marriage, life

Mar 10, 2016

UA Hosts William Shakespeare's First Folio

Scholar says that without this almost 400 year old book, only half of Shakespeare's plays would be known today.

Feb 12, 2016

Arizona Spotlight for January 29, 2016

Listen to the first Arizona Spotlight to be recorded in front of a live audinece, on Jan. 24, 2016 at the historic El Casino Ballroom in Tucson.

Jan 28, 2016

Sound Fiction: "The Hours Count" by Jillian Cantor

Using the true story of the Rosenberg espionage trial as a backdrop, Tucson author Jillian Cantor explores life for a young Jewish fanily in the 1950s.

Oct 23, 2015

The Haunting of the Mexican Border

Artist, filmmaker and author Kathryn Ferguson discusses her book about the changing social and political landscape of the U.S. - Mexico Border.

Aug 7, 2015

Janni Lee Simner

Tucson author creates fantasy worlds from imagination, research, and a knack for creating sense of place.

Jul 10, 2015

Finding Abbey

Sean Prentiss' book explores the complicated legacy of Edward Abbey, and follows his footsteps through the Sonoran Desert region.

Jun 4, 2015

Not Too Old to Learn

Imagine learning to read and write after more than fifty years of keeping your illiteracy a secret. Uwe Keilitz shares how he became a reader and teacher after turning his life around.

Mar 12, 2015

"Demigods on Speedway"

Author Aurelie Sheehan's new story collection explores the mythical side of one of Tucson's busiest thoroughfares.

Mar 6, 2015

Tucson Author Elizabeth Gunn Interviews 'A Lot of Cops' to Nail Scenes

Festival of Books speaker shares her writing life, features local sites in her mystery stories.

Feb 27, 2015

Life-changing Experiences While Serving Overseas

Peace Corps volunteers say life abroad opens new horizons, and is unforgettable.

Feb 19, 2015

Sonoran Strange: Our Captivating and Complicated Community

Tucson poet, artist and performer Logan Phillips releases new book inspired by the region.

Nov 27, 2014

Borderlands Theater Tells Story of Jan. 8 Hero Daniel Hernandez

His memoirs serve as blue-print for "quintessential Tucson story," director of play says.

Oct 3, 2014

Events Present Cross-Cultural Dialogues of Border Life, Art

The UA Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry presents "Voices Across Borders" at the Tucson Festival of Books this weekend.

Mar 13, 2014

Award Winning Artist Expresses Admiration for Ravens

Common bird is considered playful and intelligent, connected to mythology and symbolism.

Mar 7, 2014

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