Phoenix – Jana Bommersbach will present a talk “Wild, Weird, Wicked Arizona” as part of the State of Arizona Research Library’s 2019 Arizona Author Series.
The event starts at 1 p.m., Thursday, May 30, at the Polly Rosenbaum State Archives and History Building, 1901 W. Madison St., Phoenix. Admission is free and open to the public. After the talk, the author will be available for questions.
Bommersbach is a journalist whose work has encompassed every facet of the profession: she’s been a reporter and editor for both weekly and daily newspapers; she’s written books and is a major contributor to an anthology; she’s written columns and investigative stories for magazines; she’s appeared on television with both political commentaries and investigative stories.
In her presentation, she will the 50-year struggle for statehood Arizona experienced, which finally ended on February 14, 1912. Bommersbach borrows from both her work for True West Magazine and her work for Phoenix Magazine to put the 48th state into perspective. She shares some of the secrets prissy folks would rather forget. She will join the 2019 Author Series to discuss why this small state has had an inordinate influence on American politics, and why, no matter what outrageous thing happens anywhere in the world, there is often an Arizona connection. This wicked, weird and wild romp through Arizona’s colorful history will shock, delight, and inform.
For additional information about this event, and the Arizona Author Series, contact Kori Tueller, Arizona collection librarian, at 602-926-3723.
The Polly Rosenbaum building has free parking and is conveniently located near several Valley Metro bus routes. Please be advised that no food or drink is allowed in the building. For more information, visit the website. The library also provides information on Facebook and Twitter This program is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.