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Arizona Spotlight for July 24, 2015

Author and scientist Stephen Buchmann discusses "The Reason for Flowers"; three film scores that added dimension to their classic films; how one man overcame illiteracy; paying attention to stink bugs in love.

Fantasy author Janni Lee Simner in the AZPM Radio Studio.

Janni Lee Simner

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

Arizona Spotlight for July 10, 2015

A community finds common ground in a local park; Sun Sounds of Arizona reads print media for those who can't; author Janni Lee Simner talks about creating fantasy fiction; unusual style of yoga offers "Authentic Movement".

Finding Abbey

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

Author J.A. Jance: Second-Grade Teacher Inspired Her

Mystery writer, coming to Tucson Festival of Books, had to overcome gender discrimination at UA.

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.

Life-changing Experiences While Serving Overseas

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

Sonoran Strange: Our Captivating and Complicated Community

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

Borderlands Theater Tells Story of Jan. 8 Hero Daniel Hernandez

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

Arizona's Scenic Contribution to Movie, Television History

New book explores how Southern Arizona's landscapes became iconic representations of the American West.

Javier Duran, executive director at the University of Arizona Confluence Center for Creative Inquiry, discusses the Confluence Center's presence at the Festival of Books.

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.

Kaleidoscopic Look at Bradbury, Famous Sci-Fi Writer

Essay collection explores his life and different dimensions of his work; fans will be able to find it at Tucson Festival of Books' Science City.

Award Winning Artist Expresses Admiration for Ravens

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

New Book is First Comprehensive Biography of Ted DeGrazia

Veteran journalists James and Marilyn Johnson became intrigued by Arizona artist's mystery, myths surrounding who he was.

A conversation with two members of the U of A College of the Humanities about the annual Humanities Week celebration, happening October 7-11, 2013.

UA Humanities Week Celebrates Themes That Endured Time

This year's event will showcase works throughout history that have withstood; activities include poetry and prose readings.

'Sin Eater' Author Explores Unsettled World

Metaphorical short stories based on 'germs of personal experiences'

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