The Tucson Book Festival occurred the weekend of March 4th and 5th. This festival brings hundreds of authors and over 100,000 attendees to the University of Arizona campus.
While there were a number of ‘big name’ people presenting (Bernie Sanders and Linda Ronstadt were the headliners), many are less well known authors and publishers trying to get their work noticed.
In addition it takes lots of volunteers who help out and participants who entertain the crowd.
Many of the authors had their own tents, but the good folks from New Mexico had a tent to promote a number of their authors.
The French Language publisher representative had a flair about her.
There were numerous stages that presented entertainment, as well as author talks. This segment was featuring Swedish traditional dancers.
A number of tents were set up for recording interviews.
One of the many volunteers who keep the festival running.
Every author had times set aside for meet and greet, complete with personalized autographs of their books.
This character had an old VW bus as the Comic Bookmobile.
Boston based Lovern Gordon is a prominent author focusing on domestic abuse, and how it impacts the lives of the victims.
A few more of the people of the festival.
The Tucson Audubon Society was one of many public service organizations who had representation at the Festival.
Most of the stages featured authors giving talks. The Tucson Book Festival is a great event, well worth an annual visit.