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Side Hustle Turtles All the Way Down the wolf, the duck, and the mouse
Chris Guillebeau shares his guide to launching a side hustle RELEASE PARTY: We're celebrating all things John Green Bestselling duo Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen share their latest book
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Bilingual Reading and Conversation with Chilean Writer Alejandro Zambra

PHOENIX | 7PM THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5

Alejandro Zambra
Internationally renowned Chilean writer Alejandro Zambra reads from his acclaimed novels Multiple Choice, Bonsai, The Private Lives of Trees, Ways of Going Home and My Documents.

Zambra also leads a bilingual conversation about his work. Lectura y Charla Bilingüe is presented as part of Alejandro Zambra's artist residency in Phoenix, October 1-8, 2017. The residency is organized by CALA Alliance in collaboration with Changing Hands Bookstore, Palabras Bilingual Bookstore, and Cardboard House Press. Funding support is generously provided by The Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation. More »

 

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AUTHORLESS BOOK RELEASE PARTY

Turtles All the Way Down Release Party

PHOENIX | 7PM TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10

Turtles All the Way Down
Join us as we celebrate the release of Turtles All the Way Down, the latest from #1 New York Times bestselling author John Green.

PLEASE NOTE: This is an authorless event. John Green will not be attending.

Pre-order now for admission to the open mic event. Read aloud your favorite passage (from any of Green's books) and/or share how John Green has inspired you. Enjoy some food inspired by Green's books. More »

 

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5
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 | PHOENIX | BILINGUAL READING AND CONVERSATION WITH CHILEAN WRITER ALEJANDRO ZAMBRA | Internationally renowned Chilean writer Alejandro Zambra reads from his acclaimed novels Multiple Choice, Bonsai, The Private Lives of Trees, Ways of Going Home and My Documents. Zambra also leads a bilingual conversation about his work. Lectura y Charla Bilingüe is presented as part of Alejandro Zambra's artist residency in Phoenix, October 1-8, 2017. Co-presented with the CALA Alliance. More »

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6
7pm | TEMPE | LOUDON WAINWRIGHT | LINER NOTES | Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright shares his memoir, a captivating meditation on relationships and creativity from the patriarch of one of America's great musical families. Wainwright reflects on the experiences that have influenced his work, including boarding school, the music business, swimming, macrobiotics, sex, incarceration, and something he calls Sir Walter Raleigh Syndrome. More »

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: LLAMA LLAMA | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories by Anna Dewdney and pictures with Llama Llama! More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: POKY LITTLE PUPPY |
Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories and pictures with the Poky Little Puppy! More »
11am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME WITH JUANA MARTINEZ-NEAL | LA PRINCESA AND THE PEA | The local Illustrator of La Madre Goose shares her latest picture book, a charming bilingual fairy tale retelling. El príncipe knows this girl is the one for him, but, as usual, his mother doesn't agree. The queen has a secret test in mind to see if this girl is really a princesa. But the prince might just have a sneaky plan, too. Readers will be enchanted by this Latino twist on the classic story, and captivated by the vibrant art inspired by the culture of Peru. More »
2pm | PHOENIX / TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | CLUB READ | JACK DEATH | Calling all tweens! Join us for free pizza as we discuss M. L. Windsor's Jack Death. With story elements reminiscent of Percy Jackson and Lemony Snicket, flavored with a smattering of Harry Potter and Terry Pratchett and recounted in an arch, tongue-firmly-in-cheek style, this story will find an eager audience in upper elementary through middle school. Club Read Badge Members: Get 3 points for attending and 1 point for purchasing the month's pick from Changing Hands. 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, OCTOBER 8
3pm | PHOENIX | CHRIS GUILLEBEAU | SIDE HUSTLE | The author of the New York Times bestseller The $100 Startup shares his latest, a guide to launching a profitable side hustle in just 27 days. More »
6-7pm | PHOENIX | TIME MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING WORKSHOP |
Community member Catherine Alonzo leads a workshop teaching techniques and tools to better organize your time to reach your goals. Catherine is the co-founder of Javelina, a brand management company for ballot measures, candidates, and non-profits. Cost: $5. Registration at 602.274.0067 or online. More »

MONDAY, OCTOBER 9
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 »
6:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | POETRY ROUNDTABLE | Workshop one of your poems with a group of peers. More info: jedesign2004@yahoo.com.
7pm | TEMPE | TALK WITH MARYANNE KREMER-AMES | TERGAR CENTER: INTRO TO MEDITATION | Maryanne Kremer-Ames discusses Yongey Minygur Rinpoche's approach to meditation. Learn what meditation is, what its benefits are, and explore how any life experience can be used as a support for inborn awareness. This class is open to everyone regardless of philosophy, religion, or previous meditation practice. The program is led by Maryanne Kremer-Ames, a practice leader with the Tergar Meditation Community since 2010. More »

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | BILINGUAL STORYTIME | Interactive bilingual storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | TEEN EVENT | AUTHORLESS EVENT | TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN RELEASE PARTY | Join us to celebrate the release of John Green's new novel. Pre-order Turtles All the Way Down and attend the open mic release party, where fans can read aloud their favorite passages from Green's books and share how Green has inspired them. Enjoy John Green-themed food, trivia, and more! Please note: this is an authorless event. John Green will NOT be in attendance. RSVP with book purchase. More »

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11
5:30-9:30pm | PHOENIX | DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS CRAFT NIGHT WITH THE PHOENIX FRIDAS | Four hours, four crafts, for just $40. Learn to make a mini sugar skull piñata, decorated prayer candle, stitched felt skull brooch, and matchbox shrines. Bring a photo of a passed loved one for our community ofrenda (a collection of objects placed on a ritual altar during the Día de Muertos celebration). Also enjoy free face-painted designs and a mini swag gift! Cost: $40, instructions and supplies included (attendees can bring color copies of photos to use in some of the crafts). Registration at 602.274.0067 or online. More »
7pm | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | MAC BARNETT AND JON KLASSEN | THE WOLF, THE DUCK, AND THE MOUSE | Multi-award-winning, New York Times bestselling duo Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen share their latest picture book. With a nod to traditional fables and a wink to the reader, Barnett and Klassen offer a tale of cooperation and creative cuisine about a mouse and a duck who get swallowed by a wolf. More »

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13
7pm | PHOENIX | JOANNE CACCIATORE | BEARING THE UNBEARABLE: LOVE, LOSS, AND THE HEARTBREAKING PATH OF GRIEF | Dr. Joanne Cacciatore, bereavement educator, researcher, and Zen priest, presents her new book on the heartbreaking path of love, loss, and grief. Bearing the Unbearable is a companion for life's most difficult times, revealing how grief can open our hearts to connection, compassion, and the very essence of our shared humanity. Through moving stories of her encounters with grief over decades, Cacciatore opens a space to process, integrate, and deeply honor our grief. More »
7pm | TEMPE | FRIDAY POETRY | DAVID CHORLTON | BIRD ON A WIRE AND SHATTER THE BELL IN MY EAR | David Chorlton reads from his new book, Bird on a Wire, featuring poems drawing on life in Phoenix and the Southwest. He'll also read selections from Shatter the Bell in my Ear, his translations of poetry by the celebrated Austrian Christine Lavant, her first collection to appear in English. Open reading follows. More »

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: LLAMA LLAMA | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories by Anna Dewdney and pictures with Llama Llama! More »
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME WITH SHARON SKINNER | ROCKET SHOES | Join us in Tempe for a special storytime with author Sharon Skinner and her new picture book, a rhyming story for every kid who wants to fly--and wonders when it's okay to break the rules. More »
11am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | SANDRA BOYNTON'S HOG WILD! PARTY |
Go HOG WILD! at a barnyard dance celebrating Sandra Boynton's newest book and record, Hog Wild! Join us for line dancing to the new tunes, plus games, crafts, and snacks. For ages pre-K and under; co-hosted by Paging Supermom blogger Bettijo Hirsch, in collaboration with Workman publishing. Please Note: this is an authorless event. Boynton will NOT be in attendance. More »
2pm | PHOENIX | KEITH LAW | SMART BASEBALL | ESPN analyst and senior baseball writer Keith Law presents his new book, an iconoclastic look at the numbers game of baseball, proving why some of the most trusted stats are surprisingly wrong, explaining what numbers actually work, and exploring what the rise of Big Data means for the future of the sport. 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.

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Her Body and Other Parties: Stories

by Carmen Maria Machado | Paperback, $16.00 »
Jane, Unlimited
Haunting, poignant, and evocative, Her Body and Other Parties is a treasure chest full of dark marvels, a Pandora's Box you'll want to open again and again. Inside, you'll find stories as surreal as nightmares and as intimately personal as diary entries, disturbing you with their horrors even as they seduce you with their passion. If you let them, they will show you what it means to be human. Carmen Maria Machado is a genuine wonder, a radically original storyteller with staggering insight and astonishing emotive power. Her prose seems to have a heartbeat of its own, its veins pulsing with vital energy, its nerves throbbing with intense feeling. Even the most jaded readers will be moved by the music of Machado's exquisite voice. Whether she is singing sweet melodies or screaming her throat raw, the sound never wavers in its resonant beauty. I never wanted to stop listening.  —Jason's Picks


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