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First Fiction at First Draft
Three debut novelists, one night . . .


It's back! First Fiction returns to Changing Hands Bookstore, now at our own First Draft Book Bar.

Three first-time fiction writers read excerpts from their buzz-worthy novels while YOU enjoy happy hour prices at the bar. Afterwards, we'll open the floor to questions, then enjoy an informal mixer with the authors, who will meet attendees, take photos, and sign their books.

Bryan Washington reads from Lot, Isabella Hammad presents The Parisian, and Kali Farjado-Anstine shares Sabrina & Corina.

The event is free, but you can also select from two VIP options, both of which entitle you to a pre-event mixer with the authors, all three books, an exclusive First Fiction tote, a free drink from our First Draft Book Bar, and complimentary light refreshments.

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Sandra Marinella: The Story You Need To Tell: Embracing Your Creative Voice

PHOENIX | 10AM-12PM MONDAYS, JUNE 3, 10, 17, AND 24

Author Sandra Marinella (The Story You Need to Tell) leads a workshop on writing and exploring the power of your personal stories to heal, grow, and transform your life.

Your story matters. Ignite your passion for finding and writing down your stories in ways that will reveal your unique voice and unleash your personal creativity. This four-session workshop will share prompts to guide you to the stories you want to tell, explore writing that will show you how to develop your voice, and experiment with creative strategies to enhance your writing. This workshop will engage writers of all levels and provide opportunities to share your writing in a positive environment. Enrollment will be limited.

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7pm | TEMPE | CANYON RECORDS CONCERT | NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE PLAYER AARON WHITE | Canyon Records and Changing Hands Bookstore present GRAMMY nominee Aaron White performing selections from his latest CD Moonlight Love Songs. Join us for a night of music featuring the sounds of White's original songs about the many facets of love—hope, yearning, commitment—through melodies of the traditional Native American flute. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | LISA WINGATE | BEFORE WE WERE YOURS | The bestselling author and former journalist shares her latest, a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling work of historical fiction. Based on one of America's most notorious real-life scandals—in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country—Lisa Wingate's riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong. More »

5:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | TAROT READINGS | Tarot readings by Sonya Lee Stockhaus, a.k.a. "The Joy Detective." Cost: $20 for 15 minutes. Registration at 480.730.0205. More info:

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 and pre-pay at 480.730.0205. More »

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

7pm | PHOENIX | TOMMY BAKER | THE LEAP OF YOUR LIFE | Tommy Baker, author of Unresolution, shares his latest, a guide to making bold life choices. There's a bold decision in your life you've been waiting to make, and every day passing by is a reminder of what hasn't happened. Conveniently tucked in a box labeled 'someday,' the fear of the unknown has taken a grip on your life and put your dreams on hold. Until now. Whether your leap is quitting the soul sucking job and starting your own business, taking a bold chance on love or finally going all in on your dreams, The Leap of Your Life is the ticket to get you there. All while having the time of your life and ensuring you don't wake up years down the line with a sinking feeling of regret. Author and high-performance coach Tommy Baker has helped thousands of everyday people identify and take their leap, step into courage and create a life they can't wait to wake up for. After interviewing 250+ of the world's most powerful entrepreneurs, thought leaders, experts, spiritual teachers and athletes he discovered a common theme: They all took a leap, even if they were full of fear—and it radically transformed their experience of life. More »

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 with Mr. Tom. Baby Time gives your baby the opportunity to hear lots of language while you get to know other families with young children. More »

5-7pm | PHOENIX | FIRST DRAFT BOOK BAR 5TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION | Join us to celebrate five years of Changing Hands Phoenix and First Draft Book Bar. Enjoy complimentary beer and wine tastings, extended happy hour, poetry-on-demand from Phoenix poet laureate Rosemarie Dombrowski, coloring activities (that's right), and a toast at 5pm. We'll also look back through the years with photos from the history of Changing Hands, and share your favorite bookstore memories on vintage typewriters! More »
5pm | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | PAJAMA PARTY STORYTIME WITH MR. TOM | It's a special Pajama Party Storytime with Mr. Tom! Come in your pjs for songs, bedtime stories, and cookies and milk. Parents, stop by The Commons after for grown-up treats celebrating the Phoenix store's fifth anniversary. More »

10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: LITTLE CRITTER | Bring the kiddos and your camera for pictures and a storytime with the popular children's book character Little Critter. More »
2pm | PHOENIX / TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | CLUB READ | ENDLING #2: THE FIRST | Calling all tweens! Join us for free pizza as we discuss Katherine Applegate's Endling #2: The First. 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.


The Unpassing: A Novel

by Chia-Chia Lin | Hardcover, $26.00 »

The Unpassing: A Novel "Beautiful. Bleak. Those are the two words I would ultimately use to describe Lin's debut. It seems understated, mostly because a lot of people use beautiful to describe nearly everything. Everything from Lin's prose to her characters to the unjust actions that happen to this Taiwanese family struggling to survive in Alaska is beautiful. There is so much to say about this book; yet, a simple blurb from a bookseller would pale in comparison to her beautiful prose. That seems like a cop out. Trust me, though. Once you finish this book, you'll understand."  —Adam

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