Jana Bommersbach, acclaimed author and public speaker, presents Wild, Weird, Wicked Arizona.
(Final presentation of the Phoenix Phabulous lecture series.)
For a state that has been home to Geronimo, Wyatt Earp, César Chavez and Wonder Woman, you would think Arizona would have earned some respect. Yet achieving statehood was a 50-year struggle, which finally ended on February 14, 1912. Jana Bommersbach (pictured) 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. You will learn 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 bound to be an Arizona connection. This wicked, weird and wild romp through Arizona’s colorful history will shock, delight, inform, tickle, and leave you wanting to learn more. Jana is one of Arizona’s most honored and respected journalists. She has won accolades in every facet of her career—investigative reporter, magazine columnist, television commentator and author of nationally acclaimed books. She currently writes for True West magazine, digging up the true stories behind the popular myths, with an emphasis on Arizona’s real history and women of the Old West.
Hosted reception begins at 5:30; program begins at 6:30.
Event is free of charge, however RSVP is required.
RSVP to 480-929-0292, or [email protected]
This program is made possible by Arizona Humanities.
This is the fourth and final talk associated with the Phoenix Phabulous exhibition, on display at the AZ Heritage Center through January 31, 2018.