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Tucson Festival of Books to go completely virtual in 2021

Posted at 8:40 PM, Feb 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-22 22:40:22-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Tucson Festival of Books will stage a virtual-only event in March 2021.

According to organizers, the event will take place March 6 and 7. The March 2020 event was canceled due to the pandemic.

“We value the safety of the Tucson community and are excited to share this immersive, virtual experience with all book lovers and fans of the Tucson Festival of Books,” said festival Executive Director Melanie Morgan, in a statement. “For planning purposes and the continued safety of our festival patrons and community, it makes the most sense to plan our 2021 festival as an online event. This event allows us to pivot and provide wonderful online content in our current environment, while looking to the future and bringing the full festival back and better than ever to the University of Arizona campus—as soon as it is safe.”

Organizers say authors will take part in virtual events, including live talks and Q&As.

For more information on the festival, visit this site.