year local authors and librophiles gather together at the University of
Arizona campus in the spring to celebrate the Tucson Festival of
Books. The entire campus sprouts white tents, creating a buzzing energy
for what is to come.
The Tucson Festival of Books hosts thousands of
authors, publishers, poets, and spectators from all over the country!
Admission is free, so the Tucson Festival of Books is a great excursion
for the whole family.
Tucson Festival of Books strives to promote literacy throughout Southern
Arizona, so supporting this event is a wonderful cause. Last year,
this event raised $150,000 for local literacy charities (bringing the
total amount of donations in this event’s three-year history to over
from every genre come to this event, guaranteeing something exciting
for everyone. Visiting the Tucson Festival of Books can also be a great
exercise as you stroll about campus to see all of the displays. If you
need a break, settle into one of the auditoriums to see a poetry
reading or a talk from one of your favorite authors. Also don’t miss
all of the delicious food available from Beyond Bread, Choice Greens,
Brushfire BBQ, and many more!
If you are a writer looking to be
published, the Tucson Festival of Books is a great place to go to gain
inspiration, network with other local authors, and even talk to
publishers that may be interested in your work! This event showcases
Tucson’s strong sense of community values and local talent.