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Craft Rave 2017


Please Enjoy Your Happiness
Changing Hands hosts five nonstop hours of crafting, featuring one-on-one instruction from Arizona artisans.

Enjoy crafting, music, and refreshments at our First Draft Book Bar. We have a wide selection of craft beers, fine wines, and coffee drinks. It's the perfect crafters' night out! More »

  • There is plenty of free public parking west of Changing Hands Phoenix, at 400 and 444 West Camelback. Additional free public parking across Camelback to the south.
  • Don't want to drive? Take the Light Rail! It lets off at the Central Avenue/Camelback Park-and-Ride, which has hundreds of free parking spaces across the street from Changing Hands.


Amy Silverman and Deborah Sussman: "Write Now: Jumpstart Your Summer"


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Amy Silverman (Phoenix New Times) and Deborah Sussman (ASU's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts) present a one night workshop for writers of all genders working in any genre.

In this one-night workshop, Amy Silverman and Deborah Sussman will offer tips and tricks to get you started on a summer writing project. From prompts designed to get you writing in class to a brainstorming discussion meant to help you figure out your next steps (start a blog? submit a story for publication? write a book proposal? make a goal to journal? create a writing group?), this workshop will help you figure out your next step -- or at least have fun trying. More »

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10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME WITH SPECIAL GUEST MICHAEL HALE | BAD MONKEY BUSINESS | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. Illustrator Michael Hale joins Early Literacy Specialist Tom Leveen for a special read and draw storytime celebrating Hale's new book Bad Monkey BusinessMore »
7pm | TEMPE | JILLIAN CANTOR | THE LOST LETTER | The local author of the critically acclaimed The Hours Count and Margot shares her latest, a historical novel of love and survival inspired by real resistance workers during World War II Austria, and the mysterious love letter that connects generations of Jewish families. More »

11am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | SING AND SIGN FATHER'S DAY STORYTIME | Early Childhood Education Specialist Mischel Powell will lead parents and toddlers in a song-heavy baby-sign instruction class themed for Father's Day. Toddlers (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy interactive stories, activities to promote movement, rhymes, songs and games that encourage emerging language skills in a lively session dedicated to active toddlers. Toddlers and caregivers also are introduced to Baby Sign Language, a wonderful way to grow communication skills and speed up language development. More »
7pm | TEMPE | JP SEARS | HOW TO BE ULTRA SPIRITUAL: 12 1/2 STEPS TO SPIRITUAL SUPERIORITY | Healing coach and YouTube star JP Sears visits with his ultra-spiritual literary debut. In case you haven't noticed, the New Age has become the Old Age. But don't recycle your crystals just yet! Sears is ushering in the even Newer Age, blinding us with the dawn-like brilliance that is Ultra Spirituality. With How to Be Ultra Spiritual, His Enlightenedness brings the heart and soul of ancient spirituality back to life with a progressive aggression, replacing the diluted uselessness of modern spirituality with the waaay more spiritual wisdom of Ultra Spirituality. See if you can keep up . . . More »

3pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.) | A FACE LIKE GLASS | Teens meet to discuss the latest from prize-winning author Frances Hardinge. More »
5pm | PHOENIX | ICONICA GAME NIGHT | Iconica is a turn-based, tabletop card game featuring characters from the World of Rynaga, a fictional setting imagined by Eric Torres and developed right here in Phoenix. Join us as the creators demonstrate and play Iconica. Games usually last about 30-40 minutes.
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.

3pm | OFFSITE | EDDIE IZZARD | BELIEVE ME | The beloved British actor and comedian does a bit of stand-up, shares personal photos, discusses his personal and professional life, reads from Believe Me, and answers questions from the audience. Location: Mesa Arts Center, Ikeda Theater, 1 E Main St, Mesa 85201

7-8:30pm | TEMPE | CLUB ITALIANO | Study Italian, the cultures of Italy, and Italian travel with Carla Langille. For more information call 480.858.9440 or email to RSVP.

10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME WITH MICAH | Storyteller Micah from the Tempe Public Library joins us for a thematic storytime including fingerplays, storyboards, songs, rhymes, interactive stories, and bubbles! More »
7pm | TEMPE | LECTURE WITH ROBERT MCWHIRTER | "THE CONSTITUTION V. DONALD J. TRUMP" | Attorney Robert McWhirter, an award-winning author and Bill of Rights expert, leads a discussion on The Constitution v. Donald J. Trump. As President Trump claims to "make America great again," he finds himself bumping up against the greatest charter of government on earth: The United States Constitution. This continues as his presidency progresses beyond the first hundred days, showing no sign of abating. This presentation and question-and-answer session looks at what the United States Constitution really says about what Donald Trump wants to do. Copies of McWhirter's book Bills, Quills, and Stills will be available at the event. 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
6:30-8:30pm | PHOENIX | WRITING WORKSHOP | "WRITE NOW: JUMPSTART YOUR SUMMER" WITH AMY SILVERMAN AND DEBORAH SUSSMAN | In this one-night workshop, New Times editor Amy Silverman and widely published freelance writer Deborah Sussman offer tips and tricks to get you started on a summer writing project. From prompts designed to get you writing in class to a brainstorming discussion meant to help you figure out your next steps (start a blog? submit a story for publication? write a book proposal? make a goal to journal? create a writing group?), this workshop will help you figure out your next step—or at least have fun trying. Cost: $30. Registration at 480.730.0205 or online. More »

6pm-11pm | PHOENIX | CRAFT RAVE | Changing Hands hosts five non-stop hours of crafting, featuring one-on-one instruction from Arizona artisans. Enjoy music, hourly raffle giveaways, and refreshments at our very own First Draft Book Bar and our neighbor, Southern Rail Restaurant. Admission: $5 per person, includes entry to win a fabulous gift basket. Register at the door, at 602.274.0067, or online. Once inside, buy any number of $5 tickets at the ticketing table and exchange a set number of tickets (varies by craft) to participate in a crafter's hands-on project. More »
7pm | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | OFF THE CUFF COMEDY IMPROV SHOW | The local comedy troupe visits to perform an interactive, high-energy, family-friendly show created from audience suggestions in the style of Whose Line Is It Anyway? More »

10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | MICHAEL HALE | BAD MONKEY BUSINESS | Local author and illustrator Michael Hale stops by for a storytime presentation with his new picture book. This illustrated story, told in rhyme, is a humorous tale about an unsuspecting woman and a monkey on a mission. It's a rainy, rainy day and Mrs. McGoody is about to have a cup of tea when she finds a wet little monkey on her doorstep. And he means business. Can she stop the monkey from ruining her clean house or is there something else going on that she does not understand? More »
10am-5pm | PHOENIX | EMANCIPATION MARATHON | Storytellers continue a 20-year literary tradition of commemoration of the victims of American Chattel Slavery. Volunteers read historic and contemporary pieces about slavery—the laws, the definition, and the legacy it left behind. More »
3pm | PHOENIX | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.) | FLAME IN THE MIST | Teens meet to discuss the latest from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Wrath and the Dawn, an action-packed YA adventure set against the backdrop of Feudal Japan where Mulan meets Throne of GlassMore »
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:

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.

by Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland | Hardcover, $35.00 »
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Melisande Stokes is a junior professor of languages and linguistics at Harvard University. It is there that she runs into one Tristan Lyons, an agent of a "shadowy government entity" (his words). The agency is D.O.D.O. - the Department of Diachronic Operations and their goal is to bring magic back - yes, back. Apparently, it stopped working following the 1851 Great Exhibition at The Crystal Palace in London. The infusion of Galland's warmth and realism into Stephenson's complex, technical, and imaginative writing create a story and that pulls the reader in and doesn't let go until the last page.  —Scott

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