Join us at the 2021 Tucson Humanities Festival: STORYTELLING, a series of local events, lectures, and special guests presented by the College of Humanities.

Oct – Nov 2021


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Once upon a time, humans began telling stories. Heroes journeyed far and wide, kings led armies to battle, peasants fought oppression. Gods intervened, sorcerers conjured magic, demons haunted the lands. Great minds brought new inventions, grand cities rose, people yearned for the good life. And the action rose to a climax! In the end, humans crave stories. We read, we write, we speak and we listen. We invent, we imagine. We connect.

Announcing the 12th annual Tucson Humanities Festival: STORYTELLING, a series of free lectures, panel discussions, events and special guests, presented by the University of Arizona College of Humanities. Festival events and lectures will explore scary stories, myths and fables, and real-life tales from renowned guests, including best-selling author Walter Isaacson.

Walter Isaacson is an American historian, journalist and professor. He is the author of The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution (2014), which tells the story of the computer science and the digital revolution. He has also written biographies about Leonardo da Vinci, Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin. His appearance at the Tucson Humanities Festival is sponsored by the Dorrance Scholarships Programs.