Sunday, March 16, 2014

Day Two at The Tucson Book Festival

March 16, 2014
  Great day yesterday at the Tucson Book Festival on the University of Arizona campus. Huge crowds (someone said it will approach 100,000 for the two-day event) and what's so cool about it is EVERYONE here is a reader! It makes all the difference in the world. This is my tribe—people who actually read. Ha.

On the mall at the U of A campus where the festival is held

Someone asked me if the campus has changed since I went to school here (1965-69) and I told them the mall ended at Bear Down Gym (the old, tiny basketball gym). Today it extends all the way to Campbell Avenue which is amazing. Huge growth, hard to recognize some of my old haunts, like "Louie's Lower Level".

"Go Cats!"
—A greeting that brings a smile to almost everyone in attendance