The Tucson Festival of Books Goes Virtual in 2021

The Tucson Festival of Books goes virtual March 6-7, 2021! The Children’s and Teen sessions will be available on-line and live at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Arizona time. Worlds of Worlds: Center of Global Literacies and Literatures has been involved with the festival since its inception, and we will continue this year as your guide. Download a PDF version of the schedule of the Children’s and Teen sessions. For an accessible schedule, visit

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With three stages and four time slots, attendees can select from 12 sessions each day. Hard choices will be made! Stage 1 features interactive sessions with children’s authors and illustrators. Some of these are panels, such as Rick Riordan Present authors and GraphixCon creators, while others involve bringing your pencils, papers and Lego for an interaction with an author or illustrator. Stage 2 features panels of children’s authors and illustrators of picturebooks and middle grade novels around themes such as story and imagination, fantasy journeys, cultural identity, hope and comfort, and healing. Stage 3 features panels of young adult authors who will talk about themes of magic and intrigue, imposters, heartbreak, survival and hope, sports and equity, and fantasy worlds.

WOW is excited by the many authors and illustrators joining us, including superstar names as well as debut authors. To make it easier to select a session, we created the schedule grid below for all who are interested in attending sessions in the Children’s and Teens strand. The schedule grid includes all three stages and highlights the authors and illustrators appearing in each session along with a description of the session. Teachers can receive professional development credit for attending any of these sessions. Information will be on the festival website.

On the day of the festival, visit and find their grid of events. Then click on the link for the session you want to attend. Enter the session at least 5 minutes early if you’ve never registered with Crowdcast. It’s a quick process and at that point, attendees will go right into the session. The grid is not live just yet, so you may have to check back.

Join us for an inspiring two days of fabulous conversations between authors. Remember to use the chat function to interact with authors and the Q & A box to submit questions for the moderator to ask the authors during the question-and-answer time at the end of each session. Information on how to access sessions with be available on the Tucson Festival of Books website.

WOW proudly continues our support as both an exhibitor and sponsor this year. Additionally, participants will see many familiar faces from WOW both on stage as moderators and behind the scenes as we provide individual support in organizing and promoting festival sessions. We hope to see many friends of the center there!

Download a PDF version of this grid. For an accessible schedule, visit

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