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V.E. SchwabEd Finn
Peter CozzensPeter Cozzens
Robert McWhirterRobert McWhirter
Tom LeveenTom Leveen
Stella Pope DuarteStella Pope Duarte
Cheech MarinCheech Marin
Whit StillmanWhit Stillman
Anthony DoerrAnthony Doerr
Viet Thanh NguyenViet Thanh Nguyen
Sarah J MaasSarah J Maas

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TUESDAY, MARCH 21
7pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TOM LEVEEN | HELLWORLD | The local author of Random, Sick, manicpixiedreamgirl, Party, and Zero (a YALSA Best Book of 2013) shares his latest YA novel about a teen struggling to discover what happened to her mother who disappeared during a ghost hunt. Five years ago, Abby Booth's mom, cohost of a ghost hunting reality show, went missing while filming in a 'haunted' cave in Arizona. Since then, Abby's life has all but fallen to pieces. But now, at seventeen, Abby plans to go to the same cave where her mom and the crew went missing and to find out, once and for all, what happened there. More »

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22
7pm | PHOENIX | FIRST DRAFT BOOK CLUB | LINCOLN IN THE BARDO | Join us at First Draft Book Bar (the wine and beer bar inside Changing Hands Phoenix) for a discussion of this month's pick, the long-awaited first novel from George Saunders, author of Tenth of December. Lincoln in the Bardo is a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, living and dead, historical and invented. Stop by either Changing Hands location or order online to get your copy of Lincoln in the Bardo for 20% off, then meet us and Arizona Republic reporter Barbara VanDenburgh at First Draft Book Bar at 7pm to discuss and enjoy happy hour prices during the event.  More »
7pm | TEMPE | STELLA POPE DUARTE | RAUL H. YZAGUIRRE: SEATED AT THE TABLE OF POWER | The multi-award winning author shares her authorized biography of one of America's most distinguished civil rights leaders, Raul H. Yzaguirre. Stella Pope Duarte received the American Book Award in 2009. More »

THURSDAY, MARCH 23
5:30pm | TEMPE | WRITERS, INK. | Share and critique two to four pages of writing with a group of peers. RSVP (required) at shariannegaylee@gmail.com.
7pm | TEMPE | BONNIE ROCHMAN | THE GENE MACHINE | The New York Times and Time magazine writer shares her latest, a sharp-eyed exploration of the promise and peril of having children in an age of genetic tests and interventions.  More »
7pm | OFFSITE | CHEECH MARIN | CHEECH IS NOT MY REAL NAME, BUT DON'T CALL ME CHONG | The comedian, actor, and activist shares his memoir. Cheech Marin came of age at an interesting time in America and became a self-made counterculture legend with his other half, Tommy Chong. This insightful memoir delves into how Cheech dodged the draft, formed one of the most successful comedy duos of all time, became the face of the recreational drug movement with the film Up in Smoke, forged a successful solo career with roles in The Lion King and, more recently, Jane the Virgin, and became the owner of the most renowned collection of Chicano art in the world. Location: Mesa Arts Center, 1 E Main St, Mesa 85201. Tickets available only at mesaartscenter.com  More »

FRIDAY, MARCH 24
8-10pm | PHOENIX | STORYLINE | "WE NEED TO TALK..." | TheStoryline.org, a Phoenix storytelling collective, presents a live storytelling event featuring local storytellers Katie Johnson, Mona Qafisheh, Mare Schumacher, Stina Sieg and Kaila White. With hosts Rachel Eseoghene Egboro and Dan Hoen Hull. Cost: $8 per person. Tickets available online. More »

SATURDAY, MARCH 25
5:30pm | PHOENIX | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD | DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING | Teens meet to discuss Tricia Levenseller's debut, full of action, adventure, romance, and a little bit of magic all blended into a thrilling YA pirate tale. More »
5:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | TAROT READINGS | Mystic Journeyz with Suzi Coggins. "Your Angels Are Waiting." Cost: $20 for 15 minutes. Registration at 480.730.0205. More info: mysticjourneyz.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 26
2-3:30pm | TEMPE | CHANTING WORKSHOP WITH PINNA JOSEPH | HEALING CHANTS AND THE POWER OF VIBRATION | Chanting vibrates body, mind, and spirit. To experience the healing power of sound, chantress, sound artist, Yoga of the Voice™ instructor and Somatic Sounding™ co-founder Pinna Joseph conducts a workshop focusing on the breath, vibrational seed mantras, and call-and-response chants from various world cultures. No previous singing experience required. Cost: $20. Register at 480.730.0205 or online. More »

MONDAY, MARCH 27
7pm | PHOENIX | WHIT STILLMAN | LOVE & FRIENDSHIP: IN WHICH JANE AUSTEN'S LADY SUSAN VERNON IS ENTIRELY VINDICATED | The writer-director of five films, including the major motion picture Love & Friendship (with Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny), and winner of France's Prix Fitzgerald for Les Derniers Jours du Disco, presents his sharp comedy of manners. Impossibly beautiful, disarmingly witty, and completely self-absorbed: meet Lady Susan Vernon. Recently widowed with a daughter who's coming of age as quickly as their funds are dwindling, Lady Susan makes it her mission to find them wealthy husbands. But when her attempts to secure their futures result only in the wrath of a prominent conquest's wife and the title of 'most accomplished coquette in England,' Lady Susan must rethink her strategy. More »
7pm | TEMPE | EMIL DEANDREIS | HARD TO GRIP: A MEMOIR OF YOUTH, BASEBALL, AND CHRONIC ILLNESS | The author of Beyond Folly shares his memoir of a baseball career cut short by rheumatoid arthritis and a life spent dealing with the consequences. Scarcely out of high school, where he was an up-and-coming star pitcher for his two-time championship team, Emil discovered the early signs of the disease were hampering his ability to compete. It became increasingly evident as he played throughout his freshman and sophomore years that his lifelong dream to go pro was to be only that—a dream, even as he was about to sign on to play pro ball. More »

TUESDAY, MARCH 28
6pm | PHOENIX | PRIVATIZED PRISON DOCUMENTARY AND PANEL DISCUSSION | Abolish Private Prisons and Changing Hands present a screening of 13th, a documentary by Ava DuVernay that takes an in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality. Doors open at 5:45pm, film begins at 6:15pm followed by a facilitated panel discussion. Tickets are FREE and available online. More »
7pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | BILL KONIGSBERG | HONESTLY BEN | The multi award-winning author of Openly Straight and The Porcupine of Truth shares his latest, a smart, laugh-out-loud novel that will speak to anyone who's struggled to be "honestly ____________" in some part of their lives. More »
 

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