You’ve read their informative and often humorous insights into Arizona life, and now you can meet two of the Arizona Oddities storytellers in person. On November 21 and 22, Clay Thompson and Marshall Trimble will host book signings at the ArtFest of Scottsdale, an outdoor festival featuring more than 200 artists. They will be part of a special “Book Street” for Arizona authors. The free event will be held at the Scottsdale Civic Plaza from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Marshall Trimble at ArtFest
Arizona’s favorite native son, Marshall Trimble is often referred to as the “Will Rogers of Arizona.” The cowboy singer-storyteller is one of the most sought after banquet and convention speakers in the state. While enjoying the reputation of being one of American’s most colorful raconteurs of this nation’s folk history, he is also considered Arizona’s Official State Historian. He taught Arizona and Western history at the college level for 27 years. Click here to earn more about Marshall’s books. He will be signing from 3 to 4 p.m. on Saturday (21st) and 12 – 1 p.m. on Sunday (22nd).
Clay Thompson at ArtFest
The Arizona Republic columnist Clay Thompson has made a living out of answering the strangest questions in the newsroom and snarking on some of the people who ask them. Now, he’s gone one step further, asking his readers to submit recipes for a cookbook.
The Valley 101 Cookbook: What Not to Eat will be available November 21 at Clay Thompson Books and in Valley bookstores. Clay will be signing copies from 3 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 12 to 1 p.m. on Sunday. Check back soon for more details about the cookbook and for the chance to win free copies!
Sam Lowe and I will also be trolling the scene at ArtFest, so if you happen to see us, please say hi! Will we see you there?