The annual Tucson Festival of Books is coming up this weekend. It’s an exciting event, with the University of Arizona mall filled with tents with all things related to books inside. There are lectures by famous writers, exhibits, food and entertainment. People come from all over the country to enjoy the Festival.
Most exciting (to me anyway) is the part in which PaperWorks has in the event. As a member of PaperWorks, I’m involved, hence my excitement. The Special Collections Library at the University hosts an exhibition of books made by PaperWorks members each year. It’s so exciting to be able to see the creative, funny, beautiful, thoughtful works produced by the members. Here’s an article just published in Zocolo magazine about the exhibit, written by C. J. Shane, a PaperWorks member.
This year in addition to the exhibition in the Special Collections Library, PaperWorks will have a tent on the Mall. It’s booth #335, just adjacent to the library. A group of us will have our books, cards and other paper related items for sale.
Here’s a peek at one of the books I’ll be showing in the Special Collections Library:
The Tucson Festival of Books runs on Saturday and Sunday, March 9th and 10th from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. each day. Join the crowds, enjoy the fun. Books in all their forms are still alive and well!