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Love Hate and Other Filters The Square and the Tower The Largesse of the Sea Maiden Truly Devious
The Night Market Red Clocks City of Endless Night Everything Here is Beautiful
The Girls in the Picture Iron Gold It's Even Worse Than You Think When They Call You a Terrorist

Upcoming Events

10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
Naturopathic physician Colleen Huber, NMD, contrasts her 11-year clinical practice treating cancer patients naturally with the prevailing view that natural cancer treatments are impossible. This is a manifesto for a patient's right to choose their own treatment, and a manual through the cancer journey. Huber also discusses her own experience with alternatives to chemotherapy. More »

3pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.): THE LAST NAMSARA | Teens meet to discuss Kristen Ciccarelli's debut fantasy novel The Last Namsara. More »
5:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | TAROT READINGS | James R. Betz offers advice on life, relationships, and career choices. Cost: $20 for 15 minutes. Registration at 480.730.0205. More info: 602.840.2222.
7pm | TEMPE | PIERCE BROWN | IRON GOLD: BOOK 4 OF THE RED RISING SAGA | Changing Hands and Phoenix Comicon are proud to welcome Pierce Brown with his new novel, Iron Gold. A decade ago, Darrow was the hero of the revolution he believed would break the chains of the Society. But the Rising has shattered everything: Instead of peace and freedom, it has brought endless war. Now he must risk all he has fought for on one last desperate mission. Darrow still believes he can save everyone, but can he save himself? Red Rising was the story of the end of one universe. Iron Gold is the story of the creation of a new one. More »

6:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | TWO-PART WRITING WORKSHOP WITH SANDRA MARINELLA: "THE STORY YOU NEED TO TELL WORKSHOP: A PATH TO THE CREATIVE SELF" | Sandra Marinella (The Story You Need to Tell) leads a workshop on writing and exploring the power of personal stories to heal, grow, and transform your life. Your story matters. This two-session workshop for writers of all levels will help you find the story you need to tell, while exploring a path to your personal creativity. Cost: $40, for two sessions—January 22 and 29. Registration at 480.730.0205 or online. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | ARIZONA OPERA BOOK CLUB | CANDIDE | The Arizona Opera's official book club meets to discuss Voltaire's Candide. Caustic and hilarious, Candide has ranked as one of the world's great satires since its first publication in 1759. It concerns the adventures of the youthful Candide, disciple of Dr. Pangloss, who was himself a disciple of Leibniz. In the course of his travels and adventures in Europe and South America, Candide saw and suffered such misfortune that it was difficult for him to believe this was "the best of all possible worlds," as Dr. Pangloss had assured him. More »

10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Interactive storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners, every Tuesday. More »
7pm | TEMPE | KAREN CROUSE | NORWICH: ONE TINY VERMONT TOWN'S SECRET TO HAPPINESS AND EXCELLENCE | New York Times sportswriter Karen Crouse shares her debut, Norwich, the extraordinary story of the small Vermont town that has produced more Olympians per capita than any other place in the country—and whose citizens provide a model for achieving excellence while leading a well-rounded life. How does Norwich do it? To answer this question, Crouse moved to Vermont, immersing herself in the lives of Norwich Olympians past and present. There, amidst the organic farms and clapboard colonial buildings, she discovered a culture that's the opposite of the hyper-competitive schoolyard of today. In Norwich, kids aren't cut from teams. They don't specialize in a single sport, and they even root for their rivals. What's more, their hands-off parents encourage them to simply enjoy themselves. Making it to the Olympics is seen not as the pinnacle of an athlete's career but as a fun stop on the way to achieving other, longer-lasting dreams. Norwich, Crouse realized, wasn't just raising better athletes than the rest of America; it was raising happier, healthier kids. More »

7pm | PHOENIX | FIRST DRAFT BOOK CLUB | THE POWER | Join us at First Draft Book Bar (the wine and beer bar inside Changing Hands Phoenix) for a discussion of this month's pick, award-winning author Naomi Alderman's The Power. In The Power, the world is a recognizable place: there's a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the family pool, a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature, an ambitious American politician, a tough London girl from a tricky family. But then a vital new force takes root and flourishes, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power—they can cause agonizing pain and even death. And with this small twist of nature, the world drastically resets. Stop by either Changing Hands location or order online to get your copy of The Power 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 | PHOENIX | SCOTT EUBANKS | MAD DOGS, MARBLES, AND ROCK FIGHTS: A MEMOIR | The local author shares his memoir, a humorous account of his early years growing up in a small East Texas town in the 1950s. It evokes fond memories for those who grew up during "those Mayberry-like times," and highlights the differences between growing up then and now. More »
7pm | TEMPE | MEGHANA THANKI, NMD | THE AYURVEDIC LENS: MAGNIFYING THE MYSTERIES & ABUNDANCE OF LIFE | Local Naturopathic Physician Meghana Thanki presents her guide to healthy living in a complex world. From the publisher: "This book is meant to touch those who feel burdened, stuck, or ill, and would like to clear their path. It is a recipe book for living life in abundance, for life has a variety of ingredients: its mainstay is Ayurvedic medicine with all of its lifestyle components (meditation, cooking, massage, exercise, pre- and postpartum care, detoxification, and journaling). This ancient wisdom is awaiting your presence, and it will stand by you from the toughest of times to the happiest of times and everything in between." More »

10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BILINGUAL STORYTIME | Interactive bilingual storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners. More »
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.
6:30-8:30pm | PHOENIX | WRITING WORKSHOP WITH TORIE BOSCH: "WRITING TO CHANGE MINDS: CRAFTING GOOD NONFICTION IN COMPLICATED TIMES." | Stubbornness may be the defining characteristic of the moment we're in. People seem increasingly reluctant to listen to other points of view or deviate from their tribe. So how can we get people to reconsider long-held—but perhaps poorly thought through—beliefs? In this informal workshop, Torie Bosch, editor of Slate.com's Future Tense channel and coeditor of What Future, discusses how to write opinion pieces to change people's minds. Attendees will come up with an argument they want to make, and the group will discuss participants' arguments and how to make them stronger. Co-presented by Future Tense Arizona State University. Cost: $18.99 + tax, includes one copy of What Future. Registration at 602.274.0067 or online. More »

9am-4pm | PHOENIX | TEEN EVENT | YALLAPALOOZA WRITING CONFERENCE | Authors of young adult fiction, including several New York Times bestsellers, share strategies, tips, and tricks for writing engaging work for tween and teen readers in three workshop sessions spanning key topics. Then join us at 2pm for our annual YAllapalooza panel followed by a mix and mingle booksigning. This year's panelists include Scott Savage, Bill Konigsberg, Stephanie Elliot, and Tom Leveen. Cost: $60 per person; $70 with lunch included. Registration at 602.274.0067 or online. The 2-4pm panel/booksigning is free to attend. 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.