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Arizona Spotlight for March 13th, 2015

Meet a local man who overcame his illiteracy while in his 50s; all-around entertainer Ben Vereen reflects on a stellar career; author Elizabeth Evans explores friendship & betrayal in her novel "As Good as Dead"; National Pi Day gets a closer look.

Leonard Nimoy was an enthusiastic guitarist and songwriter throughout his life.

Remembering Leonard Nimoy, the Poet

Explore a lesser known side of the late actor's work, one that earned him a devoted following beyond the final frontier of "Star Trek".

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.

Maya Angelou Remembered

Debi Chess Mabie shares her personal connection to Maya Angelou's poem "Phenomenal Woman"

A Book I Love

Readers of all ages tell about the books that have touched, thrilled, or inspired them the most.

40 Years of Chronicling Gay Experience

Novelist, essayist Edmund White visits Tucson, to discuss career, latest writings.

Naomi Benaron, author, shares her debut novel, Running the Rift, and will be appearing with Craig Johnson, Jonathan Tropper, and Tom Zoellner at the Tucson Chapter of the Brandeis National Committee's 17th Annual Book & Author Luncheon on March 6th and 7th.

Tucson Author Draws Inspiration from Africa

Naomi Benaron discusses 'Running the Rift,' novel about a Tutsi boy

Kee Malesky in a characteristic pose

Kee Malesky

Her name may be a familiar one, but what does being an NPR librarian actually mean? Find out about her new book "Learn Something New Every Day: 365 Facts to Fulfill Your Life"

Poetry Off The Page

The U of A Poetry Center's spring symposium brings together cutting edge literary talent for a celebration of the creative freedom of poetry.

The Great Gatsby

Go backstage at a rehearsal for Arizona Theatre Company's newest production, a stage adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby".

Author Jean M. Auel

The creator of the prehistoric world of The Clan of the Cave Bear series talks about the inspiration for her work.

Historian and University of Arizona Mexican American Studies Professor Lydia Otero, talks on the past and present time of Tucson's multicultural development through the city's centennial existence referring to her novel, "La Calle" and the permanent photo exhibit in the Joel Valdez library in downtown Tucson.

Centennial Inspires Book on History of a Tucson Barrio

Book and exhibit commemorate community impacted by urban renewal project

Morgan Schuldt Remembered

Although he was reluctant to call himself a poet, he was considered a great one by his friends and colleagues.

Rapper Tupac Shakur's posthumous collection of poems offers scans of the original manuscripts for comparison

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.

Shannon Cain is a local author who's getting positive reviews from around the country for her new short story collection.

Career Change Brings Activist into World of Letters

Author Shannon Cain awarded literary prize with publication of collected short stories

A Festival for the Young @ Art

The University of Arizona Poetry Center celebrates the creativity and accomplishments of some of Arizona's youngest artists

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