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This year, Changing Hands is hosting TWO Craft Raves! Attendees will enjoy five hours of nonstop crafting with one-on-one instruction from local artists like you.

We're selecting ten local artisans per event—June and July— to participate. You supply the instruction, supplies, and encouragement needed for 100+ attendees to complete his or her craft project. We'll host and promote the event, and provide you with a great opportunity not only to profit on event night but to gain exposure to new customers as well.

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Cynthia Schwartzberg Edlow shares her second collection Juana Martinez-Neal shares her author-illustrator debut book Foothills Academy Juniors present their compilation book Drift
Grace Hidden Ones Storyline
Natashia Deón visits Phoenix with her debut novel, Grace Marcia Fine visits with her novel of the Mexican Inquisition Ten tellers share stories based on the theme "Spring"
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Featured Event

Christopher Moore: Noir

OFFSITE | 7PM FRIDAY, APRIL 20

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New York Times bestselling Christopher Moore, "one of the cleverest, naughtiest writers alive" (Carl Hiaasen), presents his latest – a zany noir set on the streets of post-World War II San Francisco.

The absurdly outrageous, sarcastically satiric, and always entertaining New York Times bestselling author Christopher Moore returns in finest madcap form with this zany noir set on the mean streets of post-World War II San Francisco, and featuring a diverse cast of characters, including a hapless bartender; his Chinese sidekick; a doll with sharp angles and dangerous curves; a tight-lipped Air Force general; a wisecracking waif; Petey, a black mamba; and many more.

San Francisco. Summer, 1947. A dame walks into a saloon . . .

It's not every afternoon that an enigmatic, comely blonde named Stilton (like the cheese) walks into the scruffy gin joint where Sammy "Two Toes" Tiffin tends bar. It's love at first sight, but before Sammy can make his move, an Air Force general named Remy arrives with some urgent business. 'Cause when you need something done, Sammy is the guy to go to; he's got the connections on the street.

Meanwhile, a suspicious flying object has been spotted up the Pacific coast in Washington State near Mount Rainer, followed by a mysterious plane crash in a distant patch of desert in New Mexico that goes by the name Roswell. But the real weirdness is happening on the streets of the City by the Bay.

When one of Sammy's schemes goes south and the Cheese mysteriously vanishes, Sammy is forced to contend with his own dark secrets--and more than a few strange goings on--if he wants to find his girl.

Think Raymond Chandler meets Damon Runyon with more than a dash of Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes All Stars. It's all very, very Noir. It's all very, very Christopher Moore. More »

LOCATION: Mesa Arts Center (Piper Theater) 1 E Main St, Mesa 85201
 

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Storytime with Juana Martinez-Neal: Alma and How She Got Her Name

TEMPE | 10AM SATURDAY, APRIL 14

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Juana Martinez-Neal shares her latest picture book, her author-illustrator debut.

If you ask her, Alma Sofia Esperanza Jos' Pura Candela has way too many names: six! How did such a small person wind up with such a large name? Alma turns to Daddy for an answer and learns of Sofia, the grandmother who loved books and flowers; Esperanza, the great-grandmother who longed to travel; Jos', the grandfather who was an artist; and other namesakes, too. As she hears the story of her name, Alma starts to think it might be a perfect fit after all -- and realizes that she will one day have her own story to tell. In her author-illustrator debut, Juana Martinez-Neal opens a treasure box of discovery for children who may be curious about their own origin stories or names. More »

TONIGHT

Natashia Deón: Grace

PHOENIX | 7PM THURSDAY, APRIL 19

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Natashia Deón visits with her debut novel, Grace, a New York Times Best Book of the Year. It's a sweeping inter-generational saga featuring a group of outcast women during one of the most compelling eras in American history

For a runaway slave in the 1840s South, life on the run can be just as dangerous as life under a sadistic master. That's what fifteen-year-old Naomi learns after she escapes the brutal confines of life on an Alabama plantation and takes refuge in a Georgia brothel run by a gun-toting madam named Cynthia. Amidst a revolving door of gamblers and prostitutes, Naomi falls into a love affair with a smooth-talking white man. The product of their union is Josey, whose white skin and blond hair mark her as different from the others on the plantation. Having been taken in as an infant by a free slave, Josey has never known her mother, who was murdered at her birth. Josey soon becomes caught in the tide of history when news of the Emancipation Proclamation reaches her, and a day of supposed freedom turns into one of unfathomable violence that will define Josey—and her lost mother—for years to come. More »

Co-presented by Phoenix College Department of Creative Writing.
 

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THURSDAY, APRIL 12
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | Early Literacy Specialists from Phoenix Public Library visit every Thursday to share songs, rhymes, books, and activities to promote movement in toddlers and infants. Also join us in Phoenix at 9:15am on Thursdays, April 19 and 26. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

FRIDAY, APRIL 13
7pm | TEMPE | FRIDAY POETRY | CYNTHIA SCHWARTZBERG EDLOW | HORN SECTION ALL DAY EVERY DAY | Poet Cynthia Schwartzberg Edlow shares her second full-length collection, presenting new work in three wide-bodied groupings: music and its musicians, animals and their proclivities, and "the story of Super Dan, an extraterrestrial superhero who comes to Earth to study and stays to marry the witty, earthy woman he falls in love with." Celebrate with a buffet, wine, and desserts. Open reading follows. More »

SATURDAY, APRIL 14
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: PETE THE CAT | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories and pictures with illustrator James Dean's famous picture book cat. More »
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME WITH JUANA MARTINEZ-NEAL | ALMA AND HOW SHE GOT HER NAME |
Author-illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal shares her latest picture book. If you ask her, Alma Sofia Esperanza Jos' Pura Candela has way too many names—six! How did such a small person wind up with such a large name? Alma turns to Daddy for an answer and learns of Sofia, the grandmother who loved books and flowers; Esperanza, the great-grandmother who longed to travel; Jos', the grandfather who was an artist; and other namesakes, too. As she hears the story of her name, Alma starts to think it might be a perfect fit after all—and realizes that she will one day have her own story to tell. In her author-illustrator debut, Martinez-Neal opens a treasure box of discovery for children who may be curious about their own origin stories or names. More »
5:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | TAROT READINGS | "The Joy Detective" Sonya Stockhaus. Cost: $20 for 15 minutes. Registration at 480.730.0205. More info: actualizejoy.com.

MONDAY, APRIL 16
7-8:30pm | TEMPE | CLUB ITALIANO | Study Italian, the cultures of Italy, and Italian travel with Carla Langille. For more information call 480.650.9509 or email carlastro123@gmail.com to RSVP.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18
7pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | DRIFT: A JOURNAL FROM FOOTHILLS ACADEMY | Join Foothills Academy Juniors for a reading of their compilation book Drift. This book of prose and poetry is an attempt to answer the questions which keep so many young adults up at night. It's heart-wrenching, joyous, hopeful and wise. Taken as a whole, it is a glimpse into the hearts of a generation. More »

THURSDAY, APRIL 19
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | Early Literacy Specialists from Phoenix Public Library visit every Thursday to share songs, rhymes, books, and activities to promote movement in toddlers and infants. Also join us in Phoenix at 9:15am on Thursday, April 26. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | NATASHIA DEÓN | GRACE | 2017 NAACP Image Natashia Deón visits with her debut novel, Grace, a sweeping inter-generational saga featuring a group of outcast women during one of the most compelling eras in American history. For a runaway slave in the 1840s South, life on the run can be just as dangerous as life under a sadistic master. That's what fifteen-year-old Naomi learns after she escapes the brutal confines of life on an Alabama plantation and takes refuge in a Georgia brothel run by a gun-toting madam named Cynthia. Amidst a revolving door of gamblers and prostitutes, Naomi falls into a love affair with a smooth-talking white man. The product of their union is Josey, whose white skin and blond hair mark her as different from the others on the plantation. Having been taken in as an infant by a free slave, Josey has never known her mother, who was murdered at her birth. Josey soon becomes caught in the tide of history when news of the Emancipation Proclamation reaches her, and a day of supposed freedom turns into one of unfathomable violence that will define Josey—and her lost mother—for years to come. Co-presented by Phoenix College Department of Creative Writing. More »
7pm | TEMPE | MARCIA FINE | HIDDEN ONES: A VEIL OF MEMORIES | Marcia Fine visits with her novel of the Mexican Inquisition, Hidden Ones. Based on a true story, it chronicles a Sephardic family's journey to the New World, and the grandmother's arrest for practicing Jewish traditions under penalty of death—a perilous adventure in the Southwest Territories not unlike the immigrant journeys of today. More »

FRIDAY, APRIL 20
7-9pm | PHOENIX | STORYLINE SLAM | "SPRING" | 10 STORYTELLERS. 6 MINUTES. 1 WINNER. Sign up on TheStoryline.org to tell a story. Eight names will be drawn from the Electronic Hat and posted the weekend before on the TheStoryline.org SLAM lineup page. Two more names will be drawn at the beginning of the show on April 20th. Ten tellers will then have 6 minutes each to share a story based on the theme "Spring." Five members of the audience will be the judges and the story with the most points at the end of the show receives a $30 cash prize. Cost: $6 in advance, $8 at the door. Registration at 602.274.0067 or online. More »
7pm | OFFSITE | CHRISTOPHER MOORE | NOIR | New York Times bestseller Christopher Moore, "one of the cleverest, naughtiest writers alive" (Carl Hiaasen), presents his latest, a zany noir set on the streets of post-World War II San Francisco. Location: Mesa Arts Center (Piper Theater) 1 E Main St, Mesa 85201. Buy your ticket package at 480.730.0205 or online. More »

SATURDAY, APRIL 21
3pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.) | CADAVER & QUEEN | Teens meet to discuss Alisa Kwitney's Cadaver & Queen. Frankenstein meets Marissa Meyer's Cinder in this tightly paced historical thriller packed with secrets, betrayal and steamy romance. 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.

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Macbeth

by Jo Nesbo | Hardcover, $27.00 »

Eye Level I expected this to be a Nesbo thriller inspired by Macbeth. What I got was a book from an alternate universe where Nesbo wrote Macbeth instead of Shakespeare. Having read the play a time or twenty, I didn't expect to be surprised by anything, until Nesbo introduces the Witches. Hallmark Nesbo character development coupled with deftly applied noir storytelling make this one of the best books I've read in a long time.  —Scott



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