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Banner - University Medicine


Banner—University Medicine Stage

9amMC Elva de la Torre
9amBallet Folklorico
10amMariachi Milagro
11amMariachi Tesoro
12pmMC Neto Portillo
1pmMayor Rothschild, Confetti Blast, Poetry Reading + Afternoon Dance Party Kick-off
1pm - 3pmDJ Alias + DJ Herm

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Banner University Medicine

Tour the brand-new tower

Bicycle-blended smoothies

Zip Line

Complimentary Bike Valet

Free reuse-able water bottles + bike lock-giveaways

Photo booths

Wilma + Wilbur

Live Chalk Art

Face painting

Balloon twisters

Confetti blast and t-shirt cannons


Catalina Park

Food Trucks


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University of Arizona Poetry Center


Poetry Center Odeum

10amStories that Soar
11amBarbara Peabody + Whitney Vale
11amSample Emily Dickinson’s Gingerbread Recipe
12pmRashaad Thomas + Phoenix Poets
1pmKore Press
2pmTucson Poet Laureate TC Tolbert + Mayor Jonathan Rothschild

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University of Arizona Poetry Center

Rubel Room: activities for kids

  • Typewriter corner using vintage typewriters
  • drop in writing activity based on Nikki Giovanni’s line “Bicycles: because love requires trust and balance.”
  • A corner where kids can sit and listen to children’s books being read

More Activities All Day

  • Live poetry screen printing by CREAM (shirts available or people can/should bring their own to print on)
  • UA Jack Sinclair Letterpress Lab demonstrations
  • Bike-ku Poetry Creation Stations
  • “Hall of Giants” Poetry Tour
  • Emily Dickinson poetry photo-op, including gingerbread tasting at 11am
  • Poetry Center Library Open House
  • Urban Poetry Pollinators/Pollination Station – Chalk & type spring/pollinator poems. (will have 1 typewriter could we borrow a few from PC?) (2-3 UPP volunteers)