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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

Since 1974, Benson's Singing Wind Bookstore has lured students of the Southwest well off the beaten path.

Web Feature: A Bookstore at the End of the World

On a remote ranch outside Benson, a librarian tends a unique collection—and a devoted following

How Technology is Changing the Public Library

The Pima County Public Library relies more on digital media every day, but what does that mean for the future of paper books?

We Speak with the Manager of Collection Development Office 
Rich DiRusso and Kelly Urman an Adult Services Librarian of Valencia Branch.

When Harry Potter is a Problem

Local libraries seek to boost awareness about censorship through Banned Books Week

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.

Lisa Bowden was honored with a Lumie, awarded by the Tucson Pima Arts Council.  This is our 6th of the 10 winners we will be profiling on Arizona Illustrated.

Kore Press Takes Home a Lumie

Feminist press recognized for its efforts to support unique voices

Tucson 'Bloomsday' A Celebration of Irish Culture

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

Even though the low literacy rate in Arizona was identified as a high priority issue at the Regional Town Hall Meetings in 2007, until recently there were several different literacy non-profits struggling to make ends meet. Now, in order to further their mission, five of those groups are coming together to act as one. Here's Mark McLemore to tell us more...

The New Tucson Literacy Movement

To better serve the community during difficult financial times, five local literacy groups are uniting.

Kimberly Craft interviews Susan Vance about her book, "Tropic Born, War Torn," a memoir that takes place in the Philippines during World War II.

Tropic Born, War Torn

In a new memoir, one local author describes her family's exodus from the Philippines during WWII

A Festival for the Young @ Art

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

Kimberly Craft interviews author and comedian Joel Chasnoff about his book "The 188th Crybaby Brigade."

"Jewish Jarhead" Tells His Tale

Author says experience as an Israeli soldier from America gives him unique insight

Kimberly Craft interviews Peter Likins - PhD, President Emeritus,University of Arizona

The Family Man

Former UA president publishes a memoir that he calls a love story

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.

Kimberly Craft interviews Linda Berzok about her book, "Storied Dishes," and also speaks to one of the contributing authors, Jashio Pei.

Are We What We Eat?

New collection of essays celebrates the stories families create through food

Kimberly Craft interviews Brenda Viner, Co-Founder of the Festival of Books.

Tucson Welcomes Third Festival of Books

Free book event features hundreds of authors, donates proceeds to fund literacy outreach efforts

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.

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