The two-day Tucson Festival of Books attracts more than 100,000 book-lovers to the UA Mall and nearby venues for exhibits, presentations and panel discussions. Each day is from 8AM to 5PM. There are no evening events, except those you plan after a long day at the Festival and it is time to go get dinner together with your carpool buddy. :>D
This is undoubtedly my favorite event in Tucson Metro every year with the Annual Artist Open House in April coming in a close second. I will be volunteering at the event so this meetup notice serves as an informational page, as well as, a place to rsvp and find like minds to attend together by your own initiative. Post below in the comments section to carpool or plan with each other - either for small groups or one large clump.
For an update on this event as it unfolds, keep current by referring back to: http://tucsonfestivalofbooks.org/
Remember, this is:
"Where words & imagination come to life"
The festival includes both fiction and non-fiction with fascinating presentations by world-class authors. It is two days of demonstrations by local science and community organizations, book signings of all genres, and food and fun free gadgets. Huge-scale crossword puzzles are dotted within the festivalscape and large groups of people stand before them and in a group effort, complete these puzzles. FUN!
A list of authors is posted on the website which gets updated closer to the Festival date. The week before, a weekend supplement is printed in the newspaper with the complete list of events, authors and special attractions.
Anyone who ever read and fell in love with Fahrenheit 451 and has associates who have permanently tuned out to a social media screen will recognize why this Festival has greatness.