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Highlights from Tucson Festival of Books

It was a privilege to present “In the Shadow of the Buddha” at the 2012 Tucson Festival of Books. More than 100,000 people attended the Festival to hear and speak with the 450 authors. What an weekend!

Dinner with Tucson mayor, Jonathan Rothschild and Rodney Glassman was a great start for me at The Author’s Table dinner on the night before the Festival. And it was a treat to be on the ‘Eden Seekers’ panel on Saturday with Brook Wilensky-Lanford, author of "Paradise Lust: Searching for the Garden of Eden," and Carolyn O'Bagy Davis, author of "The Fourth Wife: Polygamy, Love & Revolution”. Both Brook and Carolyn spoke eloquently about their writing and journeys. On Sunday morning, Sy Montgomery, a naturalist and author of 17 books including The Good Good Pig, and I had a great time sharing our experiences of travel and adventure around the globe. I highly recommend the books by Brook, Carolyn, and Sy! And thanks to everyone who came out to our panels!

Speaking with and attending sessions by Diana Henriques and Luis Urrea  Read More 
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Events with Matteo Pistono at the Tucson Festival of Books, February 9-11, 2012

Matteo Pistono will participate in the upcoming 2012 Tucson Festival of Books March 9-11th.

On March 9th, Matteo is one of the authors featured at the Festival of Books annual Author’s Table Dinner. Tickets for the event are sold out.

Then, on March 10 and 11, Matteo will take part on two panels:

Saturday, March 10, 2012 4-5:30 pm.
University of Arizona campus, Integrated Learning Center, 150
'Eden Seekers' panel discussion:
Matteo Pistono will join Brook Wilensky-Lanford, author of "Paradise Lust: Searching for the Garden of Eden," and Carolyn O'Bagy Davis, author of "The Fourth Wife: Polygamy, Love & Revolution” for a discussion entitled 'Eden Seekers'. The moderator of the hour-long panel is Rabbi Samuel Cohon of Temple Emanu-El, the oldest congregation in Arizona.

Sunday March 11, 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Traveling Wild — Exploration Adventures;Panel
University of Arizona campus, Chemistry - Room 111:
Matteo Pistono will join Sy Montgomery, a naturalist, author, documentary scriptwriter and radio commentator for a discussion moderated by Laura Penny.

The Tucson Festival of Books brings together authors, publishers  Read More 
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Matteo Pistono invited to Tucson Festival of Books, February 10, 2012

I am honored to present “In the Shadow of the Buddha” at the Tucson Festival of Books on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 4 p.m.

I will participate on the ‘Eden Seekers’ panel, which will include Brook Wilensky-Lanford, author of "Paradise Lust: Searching for the Garden of Eden," and Carolyn O'Bagy Davis, author of "The Fourth Wife: Polygamy, Love & Revolution.” The moderator of the hour-long panel is Rabbi Samuel Cohon of Temple Emanu-El, the oldest congregation in Arizona.

The Tucson Festival of Books brings together authors, publishers and the reading public in a family-friendly community event. Net proceeds of the Festival are used to promote literacy in Southern Arizona.  Read More 
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