March 2019
Wild Fruition Landfall House of Broken Angels
First Friday Poetry featuring Christine Swanberg Thomas Mallon shares his novel about the George W. Bush years Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea shares his latest
Metabolism Diet Where Did You Go? Historic Tales from Ahwatukee Foothills
Dr. Alan Christianson introduces The Metabolism Reset Diet Christina Rasmussen, author of Second Firsts, shares her latest Local historian Marty Gibson presents his latest history book
From An-Other Land The Schoolhouse Gate Wild Country
Tanushree Ghosh visits with her book about making home in the "Land of Dreams" Justin Driver discusses the rights of public school students Anne Bishop (Others series) presents her new fantasy novel
Dream On Buttermilk Graffiti The Popul Vuh
Mountainside Fitness founder Tom Hatten shares his memoir Author, chef, and restaurateur Edward Lee visits Phoenix Poet Michael Bazzett reads from his new verse translation of The Popol Vuh
A Desert Harvest A Hospice Heart Love You Hard
Bruce Berger in conversation with James Anderson Terry Mills shares stories of patients' journeys with hospice Abby Maslin shares her memoir of resilience and commitment
Gender Physics Art Fabrication and Social Lubrication Six Monologues
Betty-Ann Heggie discusses her book Gender Physics Join us in Phoenix to learn how complex artworks are made Jeff McMahon presents his most recent collection
Living Brave The Unrepentant Shout
Join us in Tempe as we celebrate 45 years as your independent local bookstore! D.C.-based writer E.A. Aymar discusses his newest thriller Laurie Halse Anderson (Speak) shares her new book SHOUT
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FRIDAY, MARCH 1
7pm | TEMPE | FIRST FRIDAY POETRY FEATURING CHRISTINE SWANBERG | WILD FRUITION | Swanberg reads from her newest collection, Wild Fruition: Sonnets, Spells, and Other Incantations, a mix of formal and free-verse poems divided into five sections: Your Great Adventure, A Dark Thread, Winter Spell, Ask the Gardener, and Wild Fruition. Open reading follows. More »

SATURDAY, MARCH 2
ALL DAY | PHOENIX / TEMPE | BUS TO TUCSON BOOK FESTIVAL | Join us for a bus ride to and from the Tucson Festival of Books. You can hop the bus at our Phoenix location (6:45am) or our Tempe location (7:15am). We'll have coffee and pastries before departing, and arrive in Tucson for the 9:30am opening. Enjoy the book festival at your leisure, then meet again at 5:45pm for the return ride back to Changing Hands Phoenix or Tempe. No traffic, no parking, no worries! Cost: $55 per person. (Does not include entrance into ticketed events at the festival.) Register online. More »
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: SAGGY BAGGY ELEPHANT | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories and pictures with Little Golden Book character the Saggy Baggy Elephant.
11am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME WITH BRIDGET HEOS: ARRR, MUSTACHE BABY | Arrr, babies! Mustache Baby and his first-mate Beard Baby set sail on the high seas and turn into big bad pirates in this newest addition to the popular Mustache Baby picture book series. High spirits, plenty of pirate talk, and a mild message about not letting emotions get the best of you make for a rollicking read-aloud full of side-splitting, silly fun. More »
2pm | PHOENIX / TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | CLUB READ | DRAGON PEARL | Calling all tweens! Join us for free pizza as we discuss Yoon Ha Lee's Dragon Pearl. Rick Riordan Presents Yoon Ha Lee's space opera about thirteen-year-old Min, who comes from a long line of fox spirits. This sci-fi adventure with underpinnings of Korean mythology will transport you to a world far beyond your imagination! Club Read Badge Members: Get three points for attending the meeting and one point for purchasing the month's pick from Changing Hands Bookstore. Don't have a free Club Read badge? Ask a bookseller how to get one! More »
4pm | PHOENIX | THOMAS MALLON | LANDFALL | The New York Times bestselling author of ten novels, including Henry and Clara, Dewey Defeats Truman, and Fellow Travelers, shares his latest. "Set during the tumultuous middle of the George W. Bush years—amid the twin catastrophes of the Iraq insurgency and Hurricane Katrina—Landfall brings Thomas Mallon's cavalcade of contemporary American politics, which began with Watergate and continued with Finale, to a vivid and emotional climax." More »
5:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | INSIGHTS 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.

MONDAY, MARCH 4
7pm | TEMPE | LUIS ALBERTO URREA | THE HOUSE OF BROKEN ANGELS | Luis Alberto Urrea, author of Pulitzer Prize finalist The Devil's Highway, celebrates the paperback release of his latest, an indelible portrait of a complex family that reminds us of what it means to be the first generation and to live two lives across one border. In his final days, beloved and ailing patriarch Miguel Angel De La Cruz, known affectionately as Big Angel, has summoned his entire clan for one last legendary birthday party. But as the party approaches, his mother, nearly one hundred years old, dies, leading to a farewell doubleheader. Across one bittersweet weekend in their San Diego neighborhood, the revelers mingle among the palm trees and cacti, celebrating the lives of Big Angel and his mother, and recounting the many tales that have passed into family lore, the acts both ordinary and heroic that brought them to a fraught and sublime country and allowed them to flourish in the land they have come to call home. More »

TUESDAY, MARCH 5
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
6pm | PHOENIX | ARCHAEOLOGY CAFÉ — PHOENIX UNDERGROUND | LECTURE WITH DR. AARON WRIGHT: "WHAT'S WEST OF PHOENIX: PATAYAN ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE LOWER GILA RIVER" | Dr. Aaron Wright explores Patayan Archaeology of the Lower Gila River. The Patayan tradition in southwestern Arizona is commonly dismissed as a mobile hunting-and-gathering lifestyle with little relevance to the Big Picture of Southwest history. This presentation shares recent archaeological and ethnohistoric research that counters this prevailing narrative, and restores Patayan as one of the four main cultural traditions of the indigenous Southwest. Presented by Archaeology Southwest, a nonprofit organization working across the Southwest to explore and protect the places of our past. More »

THURSDAY, MARCH 7
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | Babies (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy songs, activities to promote movement, rhymes, books, and playtime in each lively session. Baby Time gives your baby the opportunity to hear lots of language while you get to know other families with young children. Also join us in Phoenix at 9:15am on Thursdays, March 14, 21, and 28. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
5:30pm | TEMPE | GETTING INVOLVED 101 | Volunteer orientation with HandsOn Greater Phoenix. A one-time tax deductible activation donation of $25 applies to ages 19 and older. Info: 602.973.2212 x231 or handsonphoenix.org.
6:30pm | TEMPE | ALAN CHRISTIANSON, NMD | THE METABOLISM RESET DIET | Dr. Alan Christianson, naturopathic physician and bestselling author of The Adrenal Reset Diet, introduces his latest, The Metabolism Reset Diet, a four-week cleanse that helps heal the liver, lower blood sugar, and more. Complete with comprehensive guidelines, meal plans, recipes, and advice on maintenance, The Metabolism Reset Diet can help readers achieve optimal liver function to lose weight and get healthy fast. More »

FRIDAY, MARCH 8
7pm | PHOENIX | CHRISTINA RASMUSSEN | WHERE DID YOU GO? A LIFE CHANGING JOURNEY TO CONNECT WITH THOSE WE'VE LOST | Christina Rasmussen, author of Second Firsts, shares her latest, an exploration of the afterlife that combines cutting-edge science with spirituality. Are we capable of connecting to those who have passed on? What really happens after we die? Sharing an inspiring message of hope, optimism, and love, Where Did You Go? is a transporting step-by-step guide to journeying to the other side, from one of our most trusted voices on life after loss. More »

SATURDAY, MARCH 9
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: SAGGY BAGGY ELEPHANT | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories and pictures with Little Golden Book character the Saggy Baggy Elephant.
2pm | TEMPE | MARTIN GIBSON | HISTORIC TALES FROM AHWATUKEE FOOTHILLS | Local historian Marty Gibson, author of Phoenix's Ahwatukee Foothills, presents his latest. In addition to behind-the-scenes anecdotes about many little-known aspects of Ahwatukee history, Gibson draws on the firsthand knowledge of area personalities, making for a lively, entertaining, educational experience for all! 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.
6pm | TEMPE | TANUSHREE GHOSH | FROM AN-OTHER LAND: MAKING HOME IN THE LAND OF DREAMS | Ghosh discusses her latest, a deeper look into the facts of immigration through fiction to understand why immigration, vital for the growth and survival of the human race, is inevitable and, to a certain segment of the public, unacceptable. From Trump's "zero-tolerance" policy of family separation and reduction of H-1B visas to racism, profiling, and discrimination, the resurgence of nationalism is hitting the globalized population head on. But what is immigration today? A question of life or death. A fleeing of persecution. A compulsion. Or a mere pursuance of privilege? And, what is America today, especially for Indians? From An-Other Land is a reality check and an emotional guide for anyone who wants to understand modern-day immigration to the United States. More »

MONDAY, MARCH 11
6:30-9:30pm | PHOENIX | DRINK AND DRAW | First Draft Book Bar presents a night of drinking and drawing for all skill levels, featuring a local model for a three-hour pose. Bring your own supplies. Cost: $8. Registration at 602.274.0067 or online. More »
6:30-7:30pm | PHOENIX | MIND YOUR BUSINESS BOOK CLUB | REBEL TALENT | This month's book is Rebel Talent by Francesca Gino. Francesca Gino, a behavioral scientist and professor at Harvard Business School, has spent more than a decade studying rebels at organizations around the world, from high-end boutiques in Italy's fashion capital, to the World's Best Restaurant, to a thriving fast food chain, to an award-winning computer animation studio. She has identified leaders and employees who exemplify "rebel talent," and whose examples we can all learn to embrace. More »
6:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | POETRY ROUNDTABLE | Workshop one of your poems with a group of peers. More info: jedesign2004@yahoo.com.

TUESDAY, MARCH 12
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
7pm | TEMPE | JUSTIN DRIVER | THE SCHOOLHOUSE GATE | The award-winning constitutional law scholar presents his new book, which aims to vindicate the rights of public school students, which have so often been undermined by the Supreme Court. From racial segregation to unauthorized immigration, from antiwar protests to compulsory flag salutes, from economic inequality to teacher-led prayer—these are a few of the cultural anxieties dividing American society that the Supreme Court has addressed in elementary and secondary schools. Driver argues that that since the 1970s, the Supreme Court has regularly abdicated its responsibility for protecting students' constitutional rights and risked transforming public schools into Constitution-free zones. Driver surveys this legal landscape with eloquence, highlights the gripping personal narratives behind landmark clashes, and warns that the repeated failure to honor students' rights threatens our basic constitutional order. More »

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13
7pm | PHOENIX | FOUND IN TRANSLATION BOOK CLUB | MOONBATH | Whether you're a seasoned traveler, a voracious reader, or a dreamer who wants to see the world, all are invited to our newest book club focused on international literature. This month we discuss Moonbath by Yanick Lahens, translated by Emily Gogolak, and Winner of the 2014 Prix Fémina & 2015 French Voices Award. More »
7pm | TEMPE | ANNE BISHOP | WILD COUNTRY | Bishop presents her new fantasy novel set in the world of the New York Times bestselling Others series. In Wild Country humans and the shape-shifting Others will see whether they can live side by side...without destroying one another. More »

THURSDAY, MARCH 14
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | Babies (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy songs, activities to promote movement, rhymes, books, and playtime in each lively session. Baby Time gives your baby the opportunity to hear lots of language while you get to know other families with young children. Also join us in Phoenix at 9:15am on Thursdays, March 21 and 28. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
7pm | TEMPE | TOM HATTEN | DREAM ON | Mountainside Fitness founder and CEO Tom Hatten shares his memoir. This true story takes readers "to heady highs and crashing lows, including bankruptcy, jail time, and a horrific personal tragedy. It leaves no stone unturned, both personally and professionally, inspiring you to discover your own hidden strengths, and giving each of us the courage to Dream On." More »

FRIDAY, MARCH 15
7pm | TEMPE | READING OF DRIFT 2019 - A JOURNAL FROM FOOTHILLS ACADEMY | Join Scottsdale's Foothills Academy Juniors for a reading of Drift, their compilation book of prose and poetry that attempts to answer the questions that keep so many young adults up at night. According to the editor, "It's heart-wrenching, joyous, hopeful, and wise. Taken as a whole, it is a glimpse into the hearts of a generation." More »

SATURDAY, MARCH 16
5:30pm | TEMPE | WRITERS, INK. | Share and critique two to four pages of writing with a group of peers. RSVP (required) at janiemae1083@gmail.com.
5:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | INSIGHTS 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.
7pm | TEMPE | VICTORIA LOMASKO | "OTHER RUSSIAS" | The Melikian Center at ASU co-presents a talk by Victoria Lomasko, a graphic artist and writer born in Russia, who has lectured and written widely on graphic reportage. She is author of the book, Other Russias, winner of the Pushkin House Prize for the Best Book in Translation 2018 (Thomas Campbell, translator), and co-author of the book, Forbidden Art, nominated for the Kandinsky Prize in 2010. Lomasko has also co-curated two major art exhibitions, The Feminist Pencil and Drawing the Court. More »

MONDAY, MARCH 18
6pm | PHOENIX | EDWARD LEE | BUTTERMILK GRAFFITI | Author, chef, and restaurateur Edward Lee shares his latest, delving into the intersection of food and culture on an epic trip across America where he finds exceptional food in unconventional places. PLEASE NOTE: Southern Rail restaurant is hosting a dinner with Chef Lee at 7pm, featuring recipes from Buttermilk Graffiti and Smoke & Pickles. (One autographed copy of Buttermilk Graffiti included with ticket price.) Tickets available online. More »
7pm | TEMPE | MICHAEL BAZZETT | THE POPUL VUH | Michael Bazzett reads from his new verse translation of the Mayan creation epic. The book was selected by the New York Times as a top ten poetry book of 2018 and hailed by the Wall Street Journal for offering "a welcome path into the power of The Popol Vuh as beautiful literature." More »

TUESDAY, MARCH 19
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
6pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.) | GIRLS WITH SHARP STICKS | Teens meet to discuss Suzanne Young's Girls with Sharp Sticks before the author event at 7pm. T.A.B. will be reading advanced copies provided by the publisher. If you are interested in reading the book beforehand and joining in our discussion on March 19, please contact our T.A.B. coordinator Leah with your request. Limited copies available. More »
7pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | SUZANNE YOUNG | GIRLS WITH SHARP STICKS | The New York Times bestselling author and local high school teacher presents her new novel. The Girls of Innovations Academy are beautiful and well-behaved. Under the watchful gaze of their Guardian, they receive a well-rounded education that promises to make them "better." Obedient girls, free from arrogance or defiance. But the girls' carefully controlled existence may not be quite as it appears. As Mena and her friends uncover the dark secrets of what's actually happening there—and who they really are—the girls of Innovations Academy will learn to fight back. Bringing the trademark plot twists and high-octane drama that made The Program a bestselling and award-winning series, Suzanne Young launches a new series that confronts some of today's most pressing ethical questions. More »
7:30pm | OFFSITE | ANNE LAMOTT | Presented by Mesa Arts Center as part of their Performing Live series. "Anne Lamott writes and speaks with self-effacing humor. She is laugh-out-loud funny. She writes about what most of us don't like to think about. In all her novels, she writes about loss; loss of loved ones and loss of personal control. She doesn't try to sugar-coat the sadness, frustration, and disappointment, but tells her stories with honesty, compassion, and a pureness of voice." Location: Mesa Arts Center, One East Main St, Mesa 85201. Tickets available at MesaArtsCenter.com. More »

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20
7pm | PHOENIX | BRUCE BERGER | A DESERT HARVEST: NEW AND SELECTED ESSAYS | IN CONVERSATION WITH JAMES ANDERSON | Award-winning nonfiction writer Bruce Berger, author of the new essay collection A Desert Harvest, and James Anderson, critically-acclaimed author of The Never-Open Desert Diner, read and discuss their writing and fondness for the American desert. Friends for three decades, Berger and Anderson will explore the ways Berger's nonfiction and Anderson's fiction connect, often in surprising ways. More »
7pm | OFFSITE | NATIONAL GEO LIVE! | THOMAS PESCHAK | "WILD SEAS, SECRET SHORES" | To Thomas Peschak, sharks aren't a reason to get out of the water. They're a reason to get in. In this talk, the marine biologist-turned-National Geographic photographer takes audiences around the world with his award-winning images and engaging take on the ocean's charismatic creatures. Location: Mesa Arts Center, One East Main St, Mesa 85201. Tickets available at MesaArtsCenter.com. More »

THURSDAY, MARCH 21
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | Babies (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy songs, activities to promote movement, rhymes, books, and playtime in each lively session. Baby Time gives your baby the opportunity to hear lots of language while you get to know other families with young children. Also join us in Phoenix at 9:15am on Thursday, March 28. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | TERRY E. MILLS | A HOSPICE HEART: THE PAINFUL JOURNEY TO JOY | Terry E. Mills shares stories of patients and their journeys in hospice. She also shares the poetry that was inspired by—and written for—those with whom she traveled through uncertainty and end of life. "Terry's stories reveal the unfolding relationship between poet and patient. Their stories are waiting to be heard." More »
7pm | TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | SOMAN CHAINANI | THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL: A CRYSTAL OF TIME | IN CONVERSATION WITH ALEXANDRA BRACKEN | Chainani discusses the fifth installment of his New York Times bestselling School for Good and Evil fantasy series in conversation with author Alexandra Bracken. More »

FRIDAY, MARCH 22
7pm | PHOENIX | STORYLINE SLAM | "DARE" | 10 STORYTELLERS. 6 MINUTES. 1 WINNER! Ten tellers will have 6 minutes each to share a story based on the theme of "Dare." Sign up on TheStoryline.org to tell a story. Eight names will be drawn and posted on the TheStoryline.org. At least two more names will be drawn at the beginning of the show. Five members of the audience will be the judges. The storyteller with the most points at the end of the show receives a $30 cash prize. Cost: $6 online / $8 at the door. Register online. More »
7pm | TEMPE | ABBY MASLIN | LOVE YOU HARD | Maslin shares an inspiring story of resilience and commitment in her deeply affecting new memoir. After her husband suffered a traumatic brain injury, the couple worked together as he recovered—and they learned to love again. More »

SATURDAY, MARCH 23
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME WITH MIKELA PREVOST | LET'S HAVE A DOG PARTY | WITH JUANA MARTINEZ-NEAL | Join us in Tempe for a special storytime with author Mikela Prevost as she reads from her debut picture book that celebrates friendship and encourages empathy. Mikela is joined by author and illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal. 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.

TUESDAY, MARCH 26
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
6:30-8:30pm | PHOENIX | WRITING WORKSHOP | BAR FLIES: "PAGE TO STAGE" | From the creators of the popular monthly reading series "Bar Flies," this workshop will give participants a chance to brainstorm, write, workshop, revise, rehearse, and perform their own true story on stage. No prior writing or performing experience necessary. Cost: $100 + fees for four sessions, March 26, April 2, 9, and 16. Register online. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | TEEN EVENT | EPIC READS MEET-UP | This year's Epic Reads Meet-Up tour visits Changing Hands Tempe with YA authors Brittany Cavallaro, Mindy McGinnis, Justin A. Reynolds, and Tehlor Kay Mejia. Poet and author Brittany Cavallaro presents A Question of Holmes, the explosive conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Charlotte Holmes series. Mindy McGinnis shares Heroine, a captivating and powerful exploration of the opioid crisis—the deadliest drug epidemic in American history—through the eyes of a college-bound softball star. Debut author Justin A. Reynolds discusses Opposite of Always, a hilarious and heartfelt novel about the choices we make, the people we choose, and the moments that make a life worth reliving. Tehlor Kay Mejia presents her romantic fantasy debut We Set the Dark on Fire, society wife-in-training Dani has a great awakening after being recruited by rebel spies and falling for her biggest rival. More »

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27
7pm | PHOENIX | FIRST DRAFT BOOK CLUB | LOST CHILDREN ARCHIVE | Join us at First Draft Book Bar (the wine and beer bar inside Changing Hands Phoenix) for a discussion of this month's pick, Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli, a new novel about a family whose road trip across America collides with an immigration crisis at the southwestern border—an indelible journey told with breathtaking imagery, spare lyricism, and profound humanity. Stop by either Changing Hands location or order online to get your copy of Lost Children Archive 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 »

THURSDAY, MARCH 28
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | Babies (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy songs, activities to promote movement, rhymes, books, and playtime in each lively session. Baby Time gives your baby the opportunity to hear lots of language while you get to know other families with young children. 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 janiemae1083@gmail.com.
7pm | TEMPE | BETTY-ANN HEGGIE | GENDER PHYSICS: UNLOCK THE ENERGY YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD TO GET THE RESULTS YOU WANT | Join one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women Hall of Fame members for a discussion of her book, Gender Physics. "Designed to help business leaders capture the advantages of both gender attributes for maximum impact, Gender Physics demonstrates how Masculine and Feminine Energies are present in every one of us, and how those who practice Gender Physics can learn to let go of established stereotypes, play to their strengths, and become a more rounded, magnetic individual." More »

FRIDAY, MARCH 29
4-7pm | PHOENIX | ART FABRICATION AND SOCIAL LUBRICATION | Join artists and fabrication experts for a mixer and conversation about what it takes to create complex public artworks. This nuts-and-bolts event highlights the magic that can happen when artists partner with fabricators to translate their work. Get inspired by the new tool, media, and commission possibilities accessible through collaboration. Drop in to browse fabricator tables, catch mini presentations, peruse resource recommendations, and sip a beverage. Or stay for the whole afternoon to craft deeper construction connections with public artists, project managers, and firms that can materialize your big art ideas. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | JEFF MCMAHON | SIX MONOLOGUES 1990-2007 | Spanning socio-political, queer, and historical contexts, these provocative works are part of NoPassport Press's Dreaming the Americas Series, edited by Obie Award winning writer Caridad Svich. McMahon and current students (he is Associate Professor at the School of Dance, Film and Theatre at ASU) read and perform excerpts, followed by a booksigning. More »

SATURDAY, MARCH 30
1-3pm | TEMPE / PHOENIX | CHANGING HANDS 45TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION | Join us in Tempe as we celebrate 45 years as your independent local bookstore! We'll have mini Tarot readings, light refreshments, complimentary cake, a toast with the store's owners, activities for kids, and more! In Phoenix, enjoy complimentary sweets and extended happy hour prices all day long at our First Draft Book Bar, which is celebrating its fifth anniversary. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | TIM VASQUEZ | THE TACO STAND | Tim Vasquez, owner and operator of his family's restaurants Someburros and Isabel's Amor, shares his debut children's book, a story of hard work and the love of family. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | E. A. AYMAR | THE UNREPENTANT | D.C.-based writer E.A. Aymar discusses his newest thriller. In The Unrepentant, eighteen-year old Charlotte Reyes escapes a group of criminals with the help of a former soldier and realizes, to truly be free, she needs to stop running and fight. More »

SUNDAY, MARCH 31
4pm | PHOENIX | LAURIE HALSE ANDERSON | SHOUT | The New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of Speak shares her new book, SHOUT — a searing poetic memoir for the #MeToo era. More »
this month at first draft

March’s Pick:
Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli

PHOENIX | 7PM WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27

Barbara Vanderburg Join us at First Draft Book Bar (the wine and beer bar inside Changing Hands Phoenix) for a discussion of this month's pick, Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli.

Stop by Changing Hands Phoenix or Tempe (or order online) to get your copy of Lost Children Archive for 20% OFF. Then join Arizona Republic reporter Barbara VanDenburgh at First Draft Book Bar (the wine, beer, and coffee bar inside Changing Hands Phoenix) to discuss and enjoy HAPPY HOUR prices all through the event! More »

Book CoverABOUT THE BOOK | A mother and father set out with their two children, a boy and a girl, driving from New York to Arizona in the heat of summer. Their destination: Apacheria, the place the Apaches once called home.

Why Apaches? asks the ten-year-old son. Because they were the last of something, answers his father.

In their car, they play games and sing along to music. But on the radio, there is news about an "immigration crisis:" thousands of kids trying to cross the southwestern border into the United States, but getting detained--or lost in the desert along the way.

As the family drives--through Virginia to Tennessee, across Oklahoma and Texas--we sense they are on the brink of a crisis of their own. A fissure is growing between the parents, one the children can almost feel beneath their feet. They are led, inexorably, to a grand, harrowing adventure--both in the desert landscape and within the chambers of their own imaginations.

Told through several compelling voices, blending texts, sounds, and images, Lost Children Archive is an astonishing feat of literary virtuosity. It is a richly engaging story of how we document our experiences, and how we remember the things that matter to us the most. With urgency and empathy, it takes us deep into the lives of one remarkable family as it probes the nature of justice and equality today. More »


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Just Peachy: Comics About Depression, Anxiety, Love, and Finding the Humor in Being Sad

by Holly Chisholm | Hardcover, $14.99 »

Just Peachy: Comics About Depression, Anxiety, Love, and Finding the Humor in Being Sad "A coworker recommended Just Peachy for me, and I am SO glad she did. It's not often I can find myself laughing at the topics of anxiety and depression, but somehow, Holly Chisholm manages to make them funny. It's not to say that she undermines the feelings that come with said anxiety and depression, but makes them relatable in a way that makes one laugh. If you're a fan of Sarah Andersen or Allie Brosh, or are just looking for a book to lighten your mood, check out Just Peachy!"  —Heather H.
 

 

Lot: Stories

by Bryan Washington | Hardcover, $25.00 »

The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays "Bryan Washington's debut marks a stunning and remarkable new voice in literature. Lot tells the collected and intertwining stories of residents in a gentrifying neighborhood in Houston - in particular, stories of brown boys and black boys learning to navigate the world, learning about who they are, where they are from, and discovering who they might become. The stories are tender and bittersweet and provide a raw look at a community in the midst of change. For fans of Friday Black, Heads of the Colored People, We the Animals, and The Incendiaries."  —Michelle

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