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The University of Arizona: Tucson Festival of Books


Western National Parks Association will proudly host the National Parks Experience pavilion, with the National Parks Service Centennial as our theme.

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Another chapter of the Tucson Festival of Books opens March 12 & 13, 2016 (Saturday and Sunday) on the University of Arizona campus; the festival features over 450 authors and 130,000 participants. Free to the public, the Tucson Festival of Books has quickly risen in stature among book festivals.

Once again, Western National Parks Association (WNPA) will proudly host the National Parks Experience pavilion, with the National Parks Service Centennial as our theme. Designed as an urban gateway to parks, the pavilion provides WNPA parks partners the space to engage visitors and showcase the nature, culture, and heritage represented at each of our parks. Approximately twenty parks set up shop in the pavilion each year, and WNPA funded programs, Udall Foundation, and Ironwood Tree Experience also attend.

WNPA Authors Douglas Brinkley, James F. Brooks, Mary Kay Carson, Ren & Helen Davis, Kathleen Dean Moore, Scott Sampson, Brooke Williams, and Terry Tempest Williams will also make appearances.

An additional component at our pavilion this year will be a Park Story Booth; WNPA will film attendees to the pavilion discuss their personal experiences at our National Parks. As we enter the next 100 years of the National Park Service, it’s important to remember the first 100 years. Make sure your National Park story is told!

The event tent schedule includes a Hubbell Trading Post Rug Talk that will explore the artistry of Navajo rug weaving. Hubbell Trading Post supports hundreds of artisans, young and old, beginner to master, in an effort to promote the artistry of the people and the place that is the Hubbell Trading Post.

Also appearing at the event tent, Estun-Bah will take listeners on an endless journey of love songs and enchanting musical landscapes with the gentleness of the Apache cane. The soft blend of the Native American flute along with the elegant touch of the acoustic guitar will soothe the mind and enrich the soul. The group also features four-time World Champion Hoop Dancer Tony Duncan.

Stop by the pavilion for kid’s activities and shopping at the National Park Store! For more information visit www.tucsonfestivalofbooks.com

 



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Event Tags: American Indian, books, demonstration, educational, fesitval, free, Hubbell Trading Post, junior ranger, NPS, performance, presentation, Tucson

March 12 & 13

Date:
Saturday, March 12
Time:
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Place:
University of Arizona Main Library
1510 E. University Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85721 United States
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Cost:
Free
Date:
Sunday, March 13
Time:
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Place:
University of Arizona Main Library
1510 E. University Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85721 United States
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Cost:
Free

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