Fifth Annual Tucson Festival of Books March 9-10, 2013- Tucson Event Grows Each Year
275 exhibitors are expected during the 2013 book festival
450 authors, illustrators, agents and presenters participated in last year’s festival. A like number is expected this year
1,800 volunteers are needed for the two-day festival
120,000 the estimated number of people who attended last year’s event
$700,000 amount in proceeds that has gone to Southern Arizona literacy efforts since the festival’s launch
. When: 9 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. March 9-10, 2013
. Where: University of Arizona Campus. Attendance and parking are free.
. What: About 450 authors, book discussions, workshops and literary activities for the entire family.
. Sponsors: The UA and The Arizona Daily Star. The University of Arizona Medical Center is the presenting sponsor. Net proceeds with promote literacy in Southern Arizona through the Tucson Festival of Books Foundation, a nonprofit organization.
. Bookmark it: Go to tucsonfestivalofbooks.org for more information. You can sign up to follow the festival through email newsletters.
. Social media: Follow the festival on Facebook at facebook.com/tucsonfestivalofbooks and go to twitter.com/tfob to follow on Twitter.
. Mobile: Apps are also available for iPhone, Android devices and Kindle Fire.
. Plan it out: The best way to see the authors and participate in workshops and other activities is to make a plan. Check the March 3 Arizona Daily Star which will feature a pull-out section that details the event and includes a map.