Daily Archives: May 17, 2010

Jeffrey H. Altschul & Adrianne G. Rankin Editors FRAGILE PATTERNS: THE WESTERN PAPAGUERIA


      Edited by Jeffrey H. Altschul and Adrianne G. Rankin.  University of Arizona Press 

      Bill Broyles is among the many contributors to this important volume.  Broyles’ contributed a chapter on desert archacologist Paul Howard Ezell, who did archaeological and historical research in southwestern Arizona and the Pinacate.

      “The Western Papgueria refers to the western portion of the traditional homeland of the Tohono O’odham, formerly ‘Papago,’  Native American tribe, in southwest Arizona and northwest Sonora.  Occupying the hottest and driest portion of the sonoran Desert, it is a challenging environment.  Neverthless, the Tohono O’odham, the ‘Desert People,’ not only survived but somehow thrived and developed a rich and varied culture that goes back a long time.  Unlike many Native American tribes, their language and culture are still intact.  At the time of American expansion, they did not declare war on the United States and did not surrender, yet today have one of the largest reservations in the country.  Very readable, interesting and well illustrated, this book is a major contribution to our knowledge of this remarkable people, their culture, environment and history.”- Sharon Gilbert & Paul Huddy

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Society of Southwestern Authors- UPCOMING SSA FORUMS AND EVENTS

      Upcoming Society of Southwestern Authors Forums and Events 

      Forums located at the Four Points Sheraton at Campbell and Speedway Tucson from 11:30 until 2 p.m.  Cost is $25 each and includes buffet lunch. 

      Sunday June 20, 2010- Donis Casey (Mystery Writer) HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER. 

      Sunday July 18, 2010- Anastasia Rabiyah (Writer of Romance, Erotica and Dark Fantasy) ADDING LOVE AND SEX SCENES INTO YOUR WORK. 

      Sunday August 15, 2010- Laurie Schnebly Campbell TURNING REJECTION INTO GOLD. 

     2010 WRANGLING WITH WRITING CONFERENCE- at the Radisson Suites Hotel on Speedway just East of Wilmont Tucson. 

      September 24-26 (Friday through Sunday) 

      Friday September – Faculty dinner 

       Saturday  September 25- Workshops 

     Sunday September 26- Workshops  

      See us on Facebook, Twitter (“Wrangling w/writing) or on our website

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Arizona Daily Star- May 16, 2010 BOOK EVENTS

      BOOK EVENTS May 16, 2010


      Jon Talton- Clues Unlimited, 3146 E. Fort Lowell Road.  Talton will discuss and sign his new mystery DEADLINE MAN.  2:30- 4 p.m.  2-4 p.m  May 16.  Free.  326-8533.

      Book chat- David Banner discusses his book FRAMESHIFTING.  Dusenberry-River Library, 5605 E. River Road.  4-5 p.m.  May 16.  Free.  258-9380.  Mostly Books, 6208 E. Speedway.  2-3 p.m.  May 17.  free.  258-9380. 


      National Writers Union reading and open micraphone- Ronimo’s Greek cafe, 3242 E. Speedway.  Poet Lollie Butler will read from her work, followed by an open microphone.  (spoken word only).  6:15- 8 p.m.  May 17.  Free.  624-4590. 


      Book signing- Starbucks.  6001 N. Oracle Road.  Author John W. Quinn will discuss and sign copies of his new memoir, SOMEONE LIKE ME: AN UNLKELY STORY OF CHALLENGE AND TRIUMPH OVER CEREBRAL PALSY.  6:30- 8 p.m.  May 19.  Free.  575-0241.


      Great Literature of All Times- Oro Valley Public Library.  1305 W. Naranja Drive.  Discussion presented by Bill Fry on “Miss Brill” from the “The Short Stories of Katherine Mansfield (1922) by Katerine Mansfeild.  10 a.m.- noon.  May 20.  Free.  229-5300. 

      Main Library Book Club- Joel D. Valdez Library, 101 N. Stone Ave.  Discussion of HIGH TIDE IN TUCSON: ESSAYS FROM NOW OR NEVER by Barbara Kingslover.  Noon- 1 p.m.  May 20 Free.  791-4010


      Meet the authors and book signing – Antigone Books, 411 N. Fourth Ave.  Meet Kathryn Ferguson, Ted Parks, and Norma Price, co-authors of CROSSING WITH THE VIRGIN.  7 p.m.  May 21.  Free.  792-3715


      GLUTEN FREE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR book signing- New Life Health Center.  5612 E. Broadway.  Nutritionist Melissa Diane Smith author of GOING AGAINST THE GRAIN will sign copies of her new companion handbook, GLUTEN FREE THROUGH THE YEAR.  11 a.m.- 2 p.m.  May 22.  Free. 747-0209. 

      Author signing- Bookmans, 1930 E. Grant Road.  Sofia James will sign and discuss her new book, TWINS SEEING DOUBLE.  Noon- 1 p.m.  325-5767.

      Book signing and discussion- Borders, 4235 N. Oracle Road.  John david Kygelski will discuss his new novel, THE HARVEST.  Followed by a Q&A and signing.  2 p.m.  May 22.  Free.  292-1331.

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