Tucson Festival of Books

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The Tucson Festival of Books is a community-wide celebration of literature. Offered free-of-charge, the Festival exists to improve literacy rates among children and adults. All proceeds from the Festival are used to sustain the event and support local literacy programs.

The Tucson Festival of Books, a registered non-profit organization established to support and fund literacy advancement in southern Arizona, debuted in March 2009 after two years of planning. More than $1,450,000 has been raised for local literacy organizations. Founders of the Tucson Festival of Books include business, university and philanthropic leaders.

Over 350 authors participate in presentations and workshops attracting diverse audiences. There is something for everyone at the Tucson Festival of Books…we offer programming for children and teens, panels by best-selling and emerging authors, a literary circus, culturally diverse programs, a poetry venue, exhibitor booths and two food courts. Words and imagination come to life at every venue during Festival weekend.

It takes 2000 Volunteers to support this effort:  Tucson Festival of Books Volunteer Opportunities

Please contact us for more information about our volunteer opportunities.