October 2019
Pioneer Woman Geddy Lee Like Wings, Your Hands
SOLD OUT • Meet-and-Greet booksigning with The Pioneer Woman SOLD OUT • Legendary Rush vocalist, bassist, and keyboard player Geddy Lee visits Tempe Elizabeth Earley discusses her new book Like Wings, Your Hands
Mexican Workers and the Making of Arizona Flea William Hung
Gloria Cuádraz and Luis Plascencia discuss their book in Phoenix Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea discusses his memoir American Idol hopeful William Hung shares his self-published memoir
Bully Love Moving Forward Joyful Vegan
Patricia Colleen Murphy with her second poetry collection Bully Love Author and MSNBC Political Analyst Karine Jean-Pierre visits Phoenix Colleen Patrick-Goudreau discusses her latest vegan cookbook
Oscar Charleston The Color of Rock Ghosts of Sheridan Circle
Jeremy Beer with Oscar Charleston: The Life and Legend of Baseball’s Greatest Forgotten Player Local author Sandra Cavallo Miller shares her debut novel Alan McPherson presents Ghosts of Sheridan Circle
A Dog's Promise Where I Come From Thriving as an Empath
W. Bruce Cameron presents his latest, A Dog's Promise Food Network star Aarón Sánchez visits for a meet-and-greet booksigning Dr. Judith Orloff shares her new guide for empathic people
First Draft Deep Creativity Phoenix TV
First Draft Book Club: All This Could Be Yours by Jami Attenberg Dr. Victor Shamas shares his latest book Deep Creativity Dr. John E. Craft and Lisa Honebrink discuss and sign their book Phoenix Television
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1
SOLD OUT | 5pm, 6pm, AND 7pm | TEMPE | MEET-AND-GREET BOOKSIGNING WITH REE DRUMMOND | THE PIONEER WOMAN COOKS: THE NEW FRONTIER: 112 FANTASTIC FAVORITES FOR EVERYDAY EATING | Join us at Changing Hands Tempe for a meet-and-greet booksigning event with the #1 New York Times bestselling author and Food Network favorite The Pioneer Woman to celebrate her newest cookbook. More »

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: WILD THING | Bring the kiddos and your camera for pictures and a storytime with the character from Maurice Sendack’s classic children’s book Where the Wild Things Are. More »
11am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | NICHOLAS TANA | MONSTERS ARE AFRAID OF BABIES, THE KINGDOM OF GLEE, AND THE KITTEN, THE CAT, AND THE APPLE | Award-winning author Nicholas Tana presents his independently published picture books while illustrator Matthew Molleur sketches for the kids! A boy learns to face his fear of monsters after discovering that monsters are afraid of his baby sister. A mean wizard sends three monsters to torment the Kingdom of Glee led by King Gentle, with the hope of discovering why the people living there are so happy. A cat tries to entertain its bored and impatient kitten, leading to profound questions about the meaning of life, until eventually, both discover an obvious yet often overlooked answer. More »
2pm | PHOENIX / TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | CLUB READ | MALAMANDER | Calling all tweens! Join us for free pizza as we discuss Thomas Taylor’s Malamander, a quirky, creepy fantasy set in Eerie-on-Sea that finds a colorful cast of characters in hot pursuit of a sea monster thought to convey a surprising gift. This lighthearted, fantastical mystery, featuring black-and-white spot illustrations, kicks off a trilogy of fantasies set in the seaside town. 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 »
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.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3
3pm | PHOENIX | MILL AVE CHAMBER PLAYERS | Join the Mill Ave Chamber Players at Changing Hands Phoenix for a literary-themed concert–from depictions of a bacchanal from Saint Saens’s opera “Samson et Delilah” to the frenetic ending of a burlesque in Nancy Galbraith’s “Aeolian Muses.” More »
SOLD OUT | 4pm AND 5pm | TEMPE | BOOKSIGNING WITH GEDDY LEE | GEDDY LEE'S BIG BEAUTIFUL BOOK OF BASS | Join us at Changing Hands Tempe for a booksigning with Geddy Lee, the vocalist, bassist, and keyboard player for Rush. He’ll meet fans and sign copies of Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass, a luxuriously produced volume that reveals the stories, songs, and history behind the instruments in his inimitable collection. Complete with an index and a graphically designed timeline of the history of the bass, as well as an up-close look at Geddy’s basses on Rush’s final R40 Tour, his stage and recording gear from 1968 to 2017, and a foreword by Rush band member Alex Lifeson, this is the ultimate compendium for the consummate collector, musician, Rush fan, and anyone who loves the bass guitar. More »

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4
7pm | PHOENIX | ELIZABETH EARLEY | LIKE WINGS, YOUR HANDS | Author Elizabeth Earley joins forces with Joy Young, a Phoenix-based spoken word artist and poet, to discuss her new book. Both a philosophical novel and a coming-of-age story, Like Wings, Your Hands explores a mother-son relationship in the context of disability and interdependence, “while also raising questions about the nature of time and space and the limitless capacities of the human mind.” More »

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime with Mr. Tom for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. Also join us in Tempe at 10:15am on Tuesdays, November 19 and 26. More »
5pm | PHOENIX | COLOR OUTSIDE THE LINES | Love coloring and craft beer? Join us for a Modern Times Coloring Night! A Modern Times representative will be on hand with coloring pages, crayons, and markers—plus stickers, swag, and extended happy hour pricing for all Modern Times beers! We'll be tapping Modern Times' Space Ways IPA in addition to our current lineup of Modern Times canned beers. (Attendees must be 21 or over.) More »

SOLD OUT | 6:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | TWO-PART POETRY WORKSHOP WITH CYNTHIA SCHWARTZBERG EDLOW | VISION AND REVISION: THE SKILL OF REFINING YOUR POEM TO ITS BEST | Cynthia Schwartzberg Edlow leads a two-session craft workshop in which attendees read and discuss contemporary poems, concentrating on revealing the finer points of writing. Cost: $40 for two sessions, November 5 and 12. Register online. More »

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6
7pm | OFFSITE | TWEEN EVENT | SHANNON MESSENGER | LEGACY | The New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author presents the eighth installment of her Keeper of Lost Cities middle grade series. Location: Tempe Center for the Arts - Theater 700 W. Rio Salado, Tempe, AZ 85281. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | GLORIA CUÁDRAZ AND LUIS PLASCENCIA | MEXICAN WORKERS AND THE MAKING OF ARIZONA | Co-editors Gloria Cuádraz and Luis Plascencia discuss their book, which fills an important gap in our understanding of Mexicans and Mexican Americans in the Southwest. On any given day in Arizona, thousands of Mexican-descent workers labor to make living in urban and rural areas possible. The majority of such workers are largely invisible. Their work as caretakers of children and the elderly, dishwashers or cooks in restaurants, and hotel housekeeping staff, among other roles, remains in the shadows of an economy dependent on their labor. Mexican Workers and the Making of Arizona centers on the production of an elastic supply of labor, revealing how this long-standing approach to the building of Arizona has obscured important power relations, including the state’s favorable treatment of corporations vis-à-vis workers. The volume insightfully describes how U.S. industries such as railroads, mining, and agriculture have fostered the recruitment of Mexican labor, thus ensuring the presence of a surplus labor pool that expands and contracts to accommodate production and profit goals. More »

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | An Early Literacy Specialist from Phoenix Public Library visits every Thursday to share songs, rhymes, books, and activities to promote movement in toddlers and infants. Program supported by a grant from First Things First, a local early literacy program. Also join us in Phoenix at 9:15am on Thursdays, November 14 and 21. More info: FirstThingsFirstAZ.gov. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime with Mr. Tom for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. Also join us in Phoenix at 10am on Thursdays, November 14 and 21. 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.
7pm | OFFSITE | FLEA | ACID FOR THE CHILDREN | The iconic bassist and co-founder of the Red Hot Chili Peppers shares his fascinating origin story, complete with “all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you’d want from an LA street rat turned world famous rock star.” In Acid for the Children, Flea takes readers on a tour of his formative years, spanning from Australia to the New York City suburbs to, finally, Los Angeles, where the young Flea, looking to escape a turbulent home, spent most of his time partying and committing petty crimes. But it was in music where he found a higher meaning, a place to channel his frustration, loneliness, and love. This left him open to the life-changing moment when he and his best friends, soul brothers, and partners-in-mischief came up with the idea to start their own band—the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Location: Orpheum Theatre 203 W Adams St, Phoenix 85003. More »

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8
5pm | PHOENIX | WILLIAM HUNG | CHAMPION BY CHOICE | American Idol hopeful William Hung shares his self-published memoir. Imagine mustering the courage to try out for a reality TV show only to bomb the audition in front of millions of viewers. That level of nationwide humiliation would be enough to make even the most confident among us admit defeat. This story is proof that dreams can come true. Although William, with his off-key rendition of Ricky Martin’s “She Bangs,” never did make it to Hollywood, he overcame the odds to define his own version of success. For anyone who’s been booed off the stage of life, William will inspire you to tap into your true potential, turn negativity into something amazing, and reach for the stars. More »
6pm | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | KARAMO BROWN | I AM PERFECTLY DESIGNED | Changing Hands and Kids Need to Read present a special family storytime and booksigning with Queer Eye star Karamo Brown and Jason “Rachel” Brown. Can’t make the storytime? Join us afterwards at 8pm for the meet-and-greet booksigning! I am Perfectly Designed is an exuberant celebration of loving who you are, exactly as you are. In this empowering ode to modern families, a boy and his father take a joyful walk through the city, discovering all the ways in which they are perfectly designed for each other. More »
7:30pm | PHOENIX | IRON CITY ISSUE 4 LAUNCH | Celebrate the latest issue of Iron City Magazine: Creative Expressions By and For the Incarcerated with a reading, panel, and community conversation around creative writing, mass incarceration, and the role of the arts in advancing human rights. Featuring Ken Lamberton, Lindsey Saya, Corri Wells, and Jacqueline Aguilar. Presented with the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at ASU. More »

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: WILD THING | Bring the kiddos and your camera for pictures and a storytime with the character from Maurice Sendack’s classic children’s book Where the Wild Things Are. 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 | PATRICIA COLLEEN MURPHY | BULLY LOVE | Patricia Colleen Murphy discusses her second poetry collection Bully Love, winner of the 2019 Press 53 Award for Poetry. The poems in Bully Love examine the long-term effects of displacement: a mother displaced from her home by mental illness, a women displaced from the Midwest to the Southwest, a Girl Scout camp displaced by a Uranium processing plant, desert wildlife displaced by urban sprawl and mining, solitude displaced by companionship, fear displaced by joy. The collection examines how humans form relationships with both landscapes and lovers, all through the eyes of a woman who leaves a forlorn home, suffers relentless loss, and falls in love in and with one of the world’s harshest ecosystems. More »

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 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: $10 per person. Purchase day of/at the door in Phoenix. More »
6:30–8:30pm | TEMPE | POETRY ROUNDTABLE | Workshop one of your poems with a group of peers. More info: jedesign2004@yahoo.com.
6:30pm | PHOENIX | MIND YOUR BUSINESS BOOK CLUB | THE CREATIVE CURVE | Join us for “Mind Your Business,” a book club for business leaders, managers, entrepreneurs—anyone interested in the art and science of doing business! On the second Monday of each month, Javelina CEO Catherine Alonzo leads a discussion of a business book at Changing Hands Phoenix, home of our First Draft Book Bar. This month’s book is The Creative Curve by Allen Gannett. Big data entrepreneur Allen Gannett overturns the mythology around creative genius, and reveals the science and secrets behind achieving breakout commercial success in any field. More »

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | BILINGUAL STORYTIME WITH SEÑORA LIBROS | Join us for interactive bilingual storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | KARINE JEAN-PIERRE | MOVING FORWARD | MSNBC political analyst Karine Jean-Pierre, Chief Public Affairs Officer for MoveOn, discusses and signs copies of her new book Moving Forward: A Story of Hope, Hard Work, and the Promise of America. Most political origin stories have the same backbone. A bright young person starts reading the Washington Post in elementary school. She skips school to see a presidential candidate. In middle school she canvasses door-to-door. The story can be intimidating. It reinforces the feeling that politics is a closed system—if you weren’t participating in debate club, the Young Democrats, and Model UN you have no chance. Karine Jean-Pierre’s story breaks the mold. In Moving Forward, she tells how she got involved, showing how politics can be accessible to anyone, no matter their background. More »

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13
7pm | PHOENIX | FOUND IN TRANSLATION BOOK CLUB | CELESTIAL BODIES | 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. In Found in Translation we delve into a work of international literature in a small group setting while enjoying coffee, beer, or wine drinks from First Draft Book Bar, located inside Changing Hands Phoenix. This month we discuss Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi, translated by Marilyn Booth, winner of the 2019 Man Booker International Prize. The first novel originally written in Arabic to ever win the Man Booker International Prize, and the first book by a female Omani author to be translated into English, Celestial Bodies marks the arrival in the United States of a major international writer. More »
7pm | TEMPE | ROBERT MCWHIRTER | THE CONSTITUTION AND DONALD J. TRUMP: PART 11 | Attorney and Bill of Rights expert Robert McWhirter presents the next in his ongoing series about President Trump and the Constitution. As Trump claims to “make America great again,” he finds himself repeatedly bumping up against the greatest charter of government on earth: the United States Constitution. Tonight, McWhirter leads a presentation and question-and-answer session about what the Constitution really says about what Trump wants to do. Topics will include the Constitutionality of getting tax returns, the Mueller Report, can a sitting president be charged with a crime, and whatever else comes up from the headlines and Twitter. More »

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14
9am-1pm | PHOENIX | WRITING WORKSHOP WITH AMY SILVERMAN | MAKING MEMOIRS | Amy Silverman (My Heart Can’t Even Believe It) presents a mini-boot camp on memoir writing. The workshop will cover many aspects of memoir, starting with exercises, brainstorming, and critiques to get you writing and continuing with a nuts and bolts discussion of when to share personal stories (and when not to), how to publish (and self-publish), and how to create a writing practice. Class size is limited. Cost: $50. More »
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | An Early Literacy Specialist from Phoenix Public Library visits every Thursday to share songs, rhymes, books, and activities to promote movement in toddlers and infants. Program supported by a grant from First Things First, a local early literacy program. Also join us in Phoenix at 9:15am on Thursday, November 21. More info: FirstThingsFirstAZ.gov. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime with Mr. Tom for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. Also join us in Phoenix at 10am on Thursday, November 21. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | JEREMY BEER | OSCAR CHARLESTON: THE LIFE AND LEGEND OF BASEBALL’S GREATEST FORGOTTEN PLAYER | As we approach the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Negro National League, Jeremy Beer visits to discuss and sign his book Oscar Charleston: The Life and Legend of Baseball’s Greatest Forgotten Player. Buck O’Neil once described him as “Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, and Tris Speaker rolled into one.” Among experts he is regarded as the best player in Negro Leagues history. Charleston’s combined record as a player, manager, and scout makes him the most accomplished figure in black baseball history. His mastery of the quintessentially American sport under the conditions of segregation revealed what was possible for black achievement, bringing hope to millions. Oscar Charleston introduces readers to one of America’s greatest and most fascinating athletes. Please note: The event is free, but attendees will have the opportunity to make a tax-deductible donation in support of SABR and its Negro Leagues Grave Markers Project, which funds headstones for Negro Leagues players buried in unmarked graves. Event moderated by Nick Piecoro, Diamondbacks beat writer for the Arizona Republic. More »
7pm | TEMPE | COLLEEN PATRICK-GOUDREAU | THE JOYFUL VEGAN | Bestselling cookbook author Colleen Patrick-Goudreau discusses her latest, The Joyful Vegan: How to Stay Vegan in a World That Wants You to Keep Eating Meat, Dairy, and Eggs. Finding plant-based recipes? Easy. Dealing with the social, cultural, and emotional aspects of being vegan in a non-vegan world? That’s the hard part. The Joyful Vegan is here to help. Patrick-Goudreau explores the social, emotional, and cultural challenges people face staying vegan and offers solutions and strategies to stay the course. Co-presented by the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. More »

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15
7pm | PHOENIX | SANDRA CAVALLO MILLER | THE COLOR OF ROCK: A NOVEL | Local author Sandra Cavallo Miller shares her debut novel. A young physician, Dr. Abby Wilmore, attempts to escape her past by starting over at the Grand Canyon Clinic. Silently battling her own health issues, Abby struggles with adjusting to the demands of this unique rural location. She encounters everything from squirrel bites to suicides to an office plagued by strong personalities. While tending to unprepared tourists, under-served locals, and her own mental trials, Abby finds herself entangled in an unexpected romance and trapped amidst a danger even more treacherous than the foreboding desert landscape. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | ALAN MCPHERSON | GHOSTS OF SHERIDAN CIRCLE: HOW A WASHINGTON ASSASSINATION BROUGHT PINOCHET’S TERROR STATE TO JUSTICE | Alan McPherson presents Ghosts of Sheridan Circle. On 9/21/1976, a car bomb killed former Chilean ambassador Orlando Letelier and his colleague Ronni Moffitt. With interviews from three continents, previously unused documents, and recently declassified sources that conclude that Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet ordered the hit and covered it up, McPherson has produced the definitive history of one of the Cold War’s most consequential assassinations. This page-turning real-life political thriller combines a police investigation, diplomatic intrigue, courtroom drama, and survivors’ tales of sorrow and tenacity. More »
7pm | TEMPE | FRIDAY POETRY FEATURING STEVEN DEFRATES | Local poet Steven DeFrates reads from a new selection of his poetry. Open reading follows. More »

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16
1pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | KELLY DEVOS (DAY ZERO), AMY TRUEBLOOD (ACROSS A BROKEN SHORE), SARA ELLA (CORAL) | Join us in Tempe for a YA author panel with Kelly DeVos, Amy Trueblood, and Sara Ella as they discuss their latest novels. Kelly DeVos reads from Day Zero, Amy Trueblood presents Across a Broken Shore, and Sara Ella shares Coral. More »
3pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.) | SERPENT & DOVE | Teens meet to discuss Shelby Mahurin’s Serpent & Dove, book one of a stunning fantasy duology. 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.
5:30-8pm | 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 | W. BRUCE CAMERON | A DOG’S PROMISE | The #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of A Dog’s Purpose visits Tempe with his latest novel. A Dog’s Promise continues the story of Bailey, the good dog whose journey started in A Dog’s Purpose and continued in A Dog’s Journey (both major motion pictures). This time, Bailey is joined by Lacey, another very special dog, who helps Bailey fulfill his promise over the course of several lives. This charming, wise canine soul brings joy, laughter, and comfort as he unites a family fractured by life’s inevitable obstacles. More »

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17
10am-12pm | STITCH IN | Join us at Changing Hands Phoenix for Stitch-In. Inspired by the Tiny Pricks Project (@tinypricksproject), Sew Many Comments (@sewmanycomments) and countless other artists/activists using embroidery to make political points, we are gathering our needles and thread and heading to First Draft to stitch and bitch. Drink a mimosa or two or a latte or three. Whether you're an embroidery pro or have never tried, you're welcome. Embroidery kits will be available for sale, or bring your stitching project. Registration is free and there will be drink specials. More »
2-3:30pm | TEMPE | CHANTING WORKSHOP WITH PINNA JOSEPH | CHANTING, DEEP RELAXATION AND THE POWER OF VIBRATION | Chanting is a road to relaxing the body and soul, a way to a peaceful inner self. Sound artist, chantress, and Yoga of the Voice™ instructor Pinna Joseph presents an afternoon of attention to the breath, deep listening, exploring the voice as an instrument, vocal meditation (connecting with the sound between the sounds), and call-and-response chanting from many world cultures. No previous singing experience necessary. Cost: $25. Register online or at 480.730.0205. More »

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18
6pm | PHOENIX | MEET-AND-GREET BOOKSIGNING WITH AARÓN SÁNCHEZ | WHERE I COME FROM: LIFE LESSONS FROM A LATINO CHEF | Judge on Fox’s hit show MasterChef, Aarón Sánchez visits for a meet-and-greet booksigning to celebrate the release of his new memoir. Before Chef Sánchez rose to fame on shows like MasterChef and Chopped, he was a restless Mexican-American son, raised by a fiercely determined and talented woman who was a successful chef and restaurateur in her own right—she is credited with bringing Mexican cuisine to the New York City dining scene. In many ways, Sánchez, who lost his father at a young age, was destined to follow in his mother’s footsteps. He spent nights as a child in his family’s dining room surrounded by some of the most influential chefs and restaurateurs in New York. At 16, needing direction, he was sent by his mother to work for renowned chef Paul Prudhomme in New Orleans. In this memoir, Sánchez delves into his formative years, injecting his story with adrenaline and revealing how he fell in love with cooking and started a career in the fast-paced culinary world. More »

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime with Mr. Tom for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. Also join us in Tempe at 10:15am on Tuesday, November 26. More »
7pm | TEMPE | JUDITH ORLOFF, MD | THRIVING AS AN EMPATH AND THE EMPATH’S EMPOWERMENT JOURNAL | Dr. Judith Orloff shares her new book, which offers daily inoculations against stress. Thriving as an Empath provides a full year’s worth of meditations, reflections, and journaling topics to help you thrive as a caring, empathic person. Accompanying the book is The Empath’s Empowerment Journal: Your Self-Care Companion. This paperback journal of personal exploration is beautifully designed “to delight the senses of sensitive people.” More »

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20
7pm | PHOENIX | FIRST DRAFT BOOK CLUB | ALL THIS COULD BE YOURS | Join us at First Draft Book Bar (the wine and beer bar inside Changing Hands Phoenix) for a discussion of this month’s pick, All This Could Be Yours by Jami Attenberg, a novel of family secrets: think the drama of Big Little Lies set in the heat of a New Orleans summer. Stop by either Changing Hands location or order online to get your copy of All This Could Be Yours 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 | JIM WALLIS | CHRIST IN CRISIS: WHY WE NEED TO RECLAIM JESUS | Preacher and New York Times bestseller Jim Wallis, former faith advisor to President Barack Obama, discusses and signs his new book, Christ in Crisis. In it, the author of God's Politics—"which electrified Americans disenchanted with how the right had co-opted all talk about integrating religious values into our politics by offering an alternative voice"—now responds to our current constitutional crisis, urging Christians "to return to the tenets of Jesus once again as a means to save us from the polarizing bitterness and anger of our tribal nation." Wallis argues that Christians have become disconnected from Jesus and need to revisit their spiritual foundations. By pointing to eight questions Jesus asked or is asked, Wallis provides a means to measure whether Christians are truly aligned with the moral and spiritual foundations of the Christian faith. More »

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | An Early Literacy Specialist from Phoenix Public Library visits every Thursday to share songs, rhymes, books, and activities to promote movement in toddlers and infants. Program supported by a grant from First Things First, a local early literacy program. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime with Mr. Tom for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
7pm | TEMPE | VICTOR SHAMAS | DEEP CREATIVITY: INSIDE THE CREATIVE MYSTERY | Want to be more creative? Let your body lead and your mind follow, says Dr. Victor Shamas, author of Deep Creativity: Inside the Creative Mystery. The University of Arizona psychologist discusses his 30-year exploration of real-world creativity and shows you two practical ways that your body can lead you into the life-changing experience of creative inspiration. More »

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22
7pm | TEMPE | LISA HONEBRINK AND JOHN CRAFT | IMAGES OF AMERICA: PHOENIX TELEVISION | Dr. John E. Craft and Lisa Honebrink discuss and sign their book Phoenix Television, featuring stories and archival photos that let you experience the early days of TV in Phoenix. More »

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23
10am-12pm | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | SESAME STREET EVENT | Join us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of Sesame Street! Discover and learn about different musical instruments and join in a sing-a-long. We’ll have Sesame Street stories, puppets, crafts, and a special raffle for nostalgic parents. How do you get to Sesame Street? Meet us at Changing Hands Bookstore in Phoenix! More »
2pm | PHOENIX | AMERICAN TRAVELER PRESS 40TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY | Local publisher American Traveler Press celebrates 40 years in Arizona. Starting with one book, ATPress has grown to more than 200 titles. Come join the party! Bringing recent titles/authors: Bacon Lovers by Lisa Liddy, Cooking with Herbs by Dennis Ellingson, and Happy Dog Phoenix by Jodie Snyder. Want to know more about book publishing? Publisher Bill Fessler will talk about the business of publishing. 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, NOVEMBER 24
12-4pm | TEMPE | WRITING WORKSHOP WITH JOY YOUNG | CRASH SLAM STORYTELLING | Live storytelling events are sweeping the nation with their power to change minds and move hearts. Everyone has a story to tell. Join Joy Young, nationally acclaimed spoken word artist and co-host of The Storyline SLAM, for a crash course on everything you need to know about live storytelling. Cost: $50 per person. Register online. More »

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25
6-7:30pm | PHOENIX | WRITE HERE, WRITE NOW | Need ideas to help you start writing? Join us for a monthly pop-up workshop co-presented by Phoenix College and ASU’s Piper Center for Creative Writing. Tonight, Phoenix Poet Laureate Rosemarie Dombrowski presents “Micro-Memoir: The Art of Writing Concisely.” Like its “longer” counterpart flash memoir, micro-memoir is a form of creative nonfiction predicated on brevity and lyricality, the vacillation between autobiographical narrative and introspection. In this workshop, attendees will examine some micro-memoir, discuss its features, and begin to produce a piece of writing that maintains a narrative arc in 250 words or less! Cost: $8 per person. Register online. More »

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime with Mr. Tom for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28 | HAPPY THANKSGIVING
PHOENIX / TEMPE | CLOSED | First Draft Book Bar and both locations of Changing Hands are closed to observe the holiday.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29
10:15am-12pm | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | SANTA’S WORKSHOP | Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a festive holiday storytime! Reading of Christmas favorites, plus cookie decorating with Island Genius, and a hot chocolate station for kids, and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. More »
11am-2pm | PHOENIX | TYPEWRITER HARVEST 2019 (TYPE-IN) | Analogue enthusiasts! Escape the holiday shopping rush and disconnect from the digital world with a Type-In! Bring your own typewriter or check out one of ours while writing holiday letters or whatever pops into your mind in this family-friendly community event. More »
12-2pm | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | SANTA EXPRESS |
Join Santa, Mrs. Claus, and their elves for a festive holiday storytime! They’ll read Christmas favorites in front of the fireplace, and kids can enjoy crafts, a hot chocolate station for kids, and photos with Santa! Following the in-store fun, it’s all aboard the Lightrail for a trip downtown to CityScape, for the Tree lighting. Bring your camera for pictures with Santa after the story. More »
7-8:40pm | TEMPE | COMMUNITY MUSIC NIGHT 2019 | Local musicians share acts representing a variety of styles. If you’re interested in performing, please send a YouTube link or other recording to pinna.joseph@changinghands.com.  More »
7pm | PHOENIX | STORYLINE SLAM | “COLD TURKEY” | 10 STORYTELLERS. 6 MINUTES. 1 WINNER! Ten tellers will have 6 minutes each to share a story based on the theme “Cold Turkey.” 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 »

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30 | SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
10am-12pm | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | DRAG QUEEN STORYTIME | Changing Hands is excited to partner with Nevaeh McKenzie, Miss Gay Arizona America 2015, to bring you Drag Queen Storytime, featuring reigning Mister Phoenix Pride, Gray Matter, and Former Empress to the Imperial Court of AZ, Sophia Sinclair. Children and adults are invited to come together for activities promoting inclusivity and love. Families are invited to enjoy stories, a fun kids’ craft, and dancing. So, kids, don’t forget your dancing pants! Proceeds from donations will benefit Phoenix Pride Scholarship. More »
12-2pm | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | SANTA’S WORKSHOP | Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a festive holiday storytime! Reading of Christmas favorites, plus face painting, a hot chocolate station for kids, and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. More »
2-6pm | PHOENIX | PHOENANOWRIMO EVENT | November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Join us in the Commons to participate in the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. Bring your writing tools of choice—computer, notebook, quill and parchment, etc.—for several hours of solid writing time. More »
this month at first draft

November’s Pick:
All This Could Be Yours by Jami Attenberg

PHOENIX | 7PM WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20

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, All This Could Be Yours by Jami Attenberg.

Stop by Changing Hands Phoenix or Tempe (or order online) to get your copy of All This Could Be Yours 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 | From critically acclaimed New York Times best-selling author Jami Attenberg comes a novel of family secrets: think the drama of Big Little Lies set in the heat of a New Orleans summer

“If I know why they are the way they are, then maybe I can learn why I am the way I am,” says Alex Tuchman of her parents. Now that her father is on his deathbed, Alex—a strong-headed lawyer, devoted mother, and loving sister--feels she can finally unearth the secrets of who Victor is and what he did over the course of his life and career. (A power-hungry real estate developer, he is, by all accounts, a bad man.) She travels to New Orleans to be with her family, but mostly to interrogate her tightlipped mother, Barbra.

As Barbra fends off Alex’s unrelenting questions, she reflects on her tumultuous life with Victor. Meanwhile Gary, Alex’s brother, is incommunicado, trying to get his movie career off the ground in Los Angeles. And Gary’s wife, Twyla, is having a nervous breakdown, buying up all the lipstick in drug stores around New Orleans and bursting into crying fits. Dysfunction is at its peak. As each family member grapples with Victor’s history, they must figure out a way to move forward—with one another, for themselves, and for the sake of their children.

All This Could Be Yours is a timely, piercing exploration of what it means to be caught in the web of a toxic man who abused his power; it shows how those webs can tangle a family for generations and what it takes to—maybe, hopefully—break free. With her signature “sparkling prose” (Marie Claire) and incisive wit, Jami Attenberg deftly explores one of the most important subjects of our age. More »


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staffpicks

In the Dream House: A Memoir

by Carmen Maria Machado | Hardcover, $26.00 »

The Butterfly Girl "Carmen Maria Machado brings the unique voice and style from her short story collection to her memoir, and the result is nothing short of brilliant. She takes on the subject of domestic abuse in queer relationships by looking at her story from every form, genre, and style, combined with historical research and cultural commentary, to fully realize and depict the complexities of her experience. This is a book that doesn't feel like anything else."  —Dan




 

 

The Starless Sea

by Erin Morgenstern | Hardcover, $28.95 »

The Queens of Animation "I have been excited for the release of The Starless Sea before I even knew it was a possibility. If you've read The Night Circus you already know what an amazingly talented author Erin Morgenstern is. She has the ability to take you away into another space through the use of words. The Starless Sea is just as enchanting as The Night Circus, but in new and astounding ways. I'm not sure there is an accurate word to describe the way her books make me feel when I read them, but I do know that when I read them it's an all encompassing experience. The Starless Sea will entice you with stories within stories; twists, turns and surprising reveals. Zachary Ezra Rawlins loves philosophy and books. One day he finds a book that will change his life forever. It shows him that sometimes you have to have faith in the most incomprehensible things."  —Brandi
 

 

Little Weirds

by Jenny Slate | Hardcover, $27.00 »
The Factory
"'Little Weirds by Jenny Slate is 100% weird. But it is weird in only that Slate writes candidly about vulnerability in a way few people do — with classic Jenny Slate humor. She writes about what being vulnerable means and describes in weird metaphors, the way we wear it and the the way we try to hide it. That makes this book as relatable as its author. At her most honest she describes the many ways she needs to be seen and unseen that is so raw and real and true it gave me chills. She writes of heartbreak and the many little ways it destroys you, the way your mind tricks you into thinking life is over and the way in which only we ourselves can pick ourselves up. Little Weirds is funny and warm and weird (there's that word again). But it is also a testament of all the feelings so many of us have that we think are ugly or uncomfortable or unattractive and Slate finds a way to make all of them beautiful."  —Michelle


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