In 2017, the Tucson Festival of Books will turn the page and begin its ninth chapter. The festival, which is free to the public, has quickly risen in stature among book festivals. Held March 11 & 12, 2017 (Saturday and Sunday), on the University of Arizona campus, the festival of books will feature over 450 authors and 130,000 participants during the weekend. Proceeds support organizations that work to improve literacy rates in Southern Arizona. Since its inception, the festival has donated over $1 million to agencies to improve literacy in the community.

Once again, WNPA will proudly host the National Parks Experience pavilion. 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.

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.

Stop by the pavilion for kid’s activities and shopping at the National Park Store!

For more information visit www.tucsonfestivalofbooks.org