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More Arizona Spotlight Stories from Dec 2011

'Long Road Home'

Author Jeffrey J. Mariotte reads a seasonal tale about some of the emotions the holidays stir in those who are missing a loved one.

Dec 22, 2011

Celebrity Poets

An exhibit at the U of A's Poetry Center celebrates verse written by celebrities like Leonard Nimoy, Jimmy Carter, Viggo Mortensen and Dolly Parton.

Dec 15, 2011

Patricia Briggs

The best-selling fantasy author will be the guest of honor at TusCon 38, November 11th - 13th in Tucson.

Nov 10, 2011

Acclaimed writer Leslie Marmon Silko shares secrets from "The Turquoise Ledge"

Her first book in ten years explores her own life and that of the Sonoran Desert in a non-linear fashion.

Sep 15, 2011

The Return of "Three-Minute Fiction"

Guy Raz, the weekend host of All Things Considered, talks about the latest round of the very, VERY short story contest that is open to everyone.

Sep 8, 2011

Tucson 'Bloomsday' A Celebration of Irish Culture

Annual gathering honoring Joyce's book 'Ulysses' mixes oration, song and Irish pride.

Jul 21, 2011

Could There Be Life On Jupiter?

The acclaimed science fiction author Dr. Ben Bova talks about his new novel "Leviathans of Jupiter" and the real science that inspired it.

Jul 7, 2011

How Lisa Napoli Found Her "Radio Shangri-La"

A mid-life crisis sent this successful public radio producer to Bhutan, where she helped establish the nation's first youth-oriented community radio station.

Jun 16, 2011

NPR's Guy Raz and Three-Minute Fiction

The weekend host of All Things Considered talks about the latest round of his "Three-Minute Fiction" contest.

Jan 6, 2011
Billy Collins

A conversation with Billy Collins

One of America's greatest poets, Billy Collins, visited Centennial Hall on Sunday, November 7th to benefit the University of Arizona Poetry Center.

Nov 4, 2010

Writer Morgan Schuldt: a champion for the power of language

Tucson based writer, teacher, and publisher Morgan Schuldt shares how living with cystic fibrosis helps focus his poetry on both the light and the dark sides of the human condition.

Aug 6, 2010
Laynie Browne

Laynie Browne, Poet and Teacher

Mark McLemore talks with poet and teacher Laynie Browne about her latest work, "The Desires of Letters", and what it's like to introduce children to poetry for the first time.

May 21, 2010
Lydia Millet

Author Lydia Millet

(from Arizona Spotlight - May 7th, 2010)

May 7, 2010
Coming in Hot

Coming In Hot

A one-person play gives voice to the rarely discussed experiences of women in the military.

Oct 2, 2009
Jim Malusa in Russia

Cyclist/Author Jim Malusa

Mark McLemore interviews Tucson author and bicyclist Jim Malusa. "Into Thick Air" is his story of biking to the lowest points on six continents.

Jun 5, 2009

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