We are sad to announce that the 2020 Tucson Festival of Books has been canceled. We know the Festival brings so much joy to many in our community as well as visitors from around the country. Unfortunately, we find… https://t.co/Uc2g6H1WeN
— Tucson Festival of Books (@TFOB) March 9, 2020
Tucson Festival of Books on the University of Arizona campus
The effects of the covid19 pandemic start to hit close to home. The third-largest book festival in the US hosting 100,000 visitors a year (and conveniently located just three miles from my home), has had so many authors back out because of travel and health concerns that it has been cancelled for the first time ever.
Even though I wasn’t going to be speaking at this year’s festival, that is sad news indeed.