Literary Event—First Draft Book Club: "Nothing to See Here" by Kevin Wilson

What’s better than a bookstore? One with a bar where you can relax with a beer and read, of course.

This Wednesday, join the First Draft Book Club at Changing Hands Phoenix, as they discuss Kevin Wilson’s newest novel, Nothing to See Here.

In this heartwarming comedy, Madison asks her old roommate, Lillian, to help take care of her twin stepchildren—who burst into flames when excited.

Hosted by Barbara VanDenburgh, reporter for Arizona Republic, this book club is a great way to get a fresh perspective on your favorite reads.

For more information, click here.

Location:  First Draft Book Bar inside Changing Hands Bookstore, 300 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix

Date: Wednesday, December 18

Time:  7 p.m.

Price of the book: $21.59

Literary Event: PhoeNoWriMo Event

For those of you who don’t know, National Novel Writing Month is the world’s largest creative writing event. During the month of November, writers of all experience levels are challenged to write a 50,000 word novel in just 30 days!

Are you participating in National Novel Writing Month this November? Head over to Changing Hands Bookstore in Phoenix on Saturday, November 30th for hours of writing time amidst fellow writers looking to finish their novels! Interested writers only need to bring their preferred writing tool and their wonderful selves! This event will start at 2pm—get excited!

For more information about this event, click here.


Location: Changing Hands Phoenix, 300 W. Camelback Road

Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019

Time: 2 p.m.

Literary Event—Storyline Slam: “Cold Turkey”

Are you an aspiring writer or storyteller looking to have your work heard? If so, “Cold Turkey” is the event for you. Ten storytellers will have only six minutes to tell a story based on the theme of “Cold Turkey.” Eight of these people will be chosen on November 17, and two more will be chosen the night of the event. Five members from the audience will also be chosen as judges—so no matter what your style is, there are plenty of ways to get involved.

The event will be held on Friday, November 29 at Changing Hands in Phoenix. So, whether you’re looking to be one of the lucky storytellers, a judge, or just a member of the audience looking for a laugh, this event will most certainly be a good time.

Oh, and did I mention the winner gets a $30 cash prize? Just one more reason to check out this installment of Storyline Slam.

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Location: Changing Hands Bookstore Phoenix, 300 W. Camelback Road

Date: Friday, November 29

Time: 7–9 p.m.

Cost: $6 in advance, $8 the day of/at the door.

Literary Event: “Write Here, Write Now”

Are you a writer looking to take your craft to the next level? Then look no further than “Write Here, Write Now,” a pop-up writing workshop hosted on the fourth Monday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Changing Hands Phoenix.

This month, acclaimed author Tom Leveen will be hosting a workshop focused on dialogue, making your characters stand out, as well as first and third person narration. For more information, click here

Location: Changing Hands Phoenix, 300 W. Camelback Road

Date: Monday, October 28, 2019

Time: 6–7:30 p.m.

Cost: $8


Author Event: ‘Future Tense Fiction Stories of Tomorrow’

Changing Hands Phoenix and the ASU Center of Science and the Imagination (Go, Sun Devils!) are partnering to celebrate the launch of Future Tense Fiction: Stories of Tomorrow, a new science fiction short story collection. The anthology explores the consequences—good and bad—of change and what tomorrow might bring for humankind. Authors Paolo Bacigalupi and Maureen F. McHugh—two of the contributors in this anthology—will be joining Changing Hands and ASU for the book launch.

Paolo Bacigalupi is the author of The Windup GirlShip Breaker,The Drowned CitiesZombie Baseball BeatdownThe Doubt FactoryThe Water Knife, and Tool of War. His work has won a Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award and has been nominated for three Nebula Awards and four Hugo Awards.

Maureen F. McHugh is the author of China Mountain Zhang, After the Apocalypse, Nekropolis, Half the Day Is Night, Mission Child, and Mothers and Other Monsters. She lives, writes, and teaches scriptwriting in Los Angeles, California.

For more information about the event, click here.


Location: Changing Hands, 300 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix

Date: Thursday, October 10 

Time: 7 p.m.

Storyline Slam: “Adulting”

It’s time to head back to school, so this is the perfect time for a Storyline Slam about Adulting! Right after the first week of ASU classes, join Changing Hands Bookstore at their Phoenix location for another Storyline Slam focused on adulting life skills.

Ten storytellers (drawn at random) will have six minutes to tell their own stories based on the theme.

With crowd judges, prize money, and an hour of adulting stories, you won’t want to miss this latest installment of Storyline Slam!

Read more information here.

Location: The Newton, 300 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix

Date: Friday, August 23

Time: 7-9 p.m.

Ticket Price: $6 in advance; $8 at the door

Book Launch @ Changing Hands Phoenix

Heather Hillenbrand: A Girl’s Magic: The Journey Into a Girl’s Life Changes

Parents—this one’s for you. Join Changing Hands Phoenix on Saturday, August 10th at 5:30 pm to celebrate the launch of Heather Hillenbrand’s new book: A Girl’s Magic.

Sitting down to talk with your preteen about her body’s changes can be an uncomfortable—and sometimes uninformed—experience. Enter Hillenbrand’s A Girl’s Magic. In the book, Hillenbrand combines comprehensive information with beautiful illustrations, and even poetry, in order to inform while letting young girls know that they (and their bodies) are truly magical.

An excellent event and book for parents, don’t miss this night at Changing Hands Phoenix!

Read more information here.

Location: Changing Hands, 300 W Camelback Road, Phoenix

Date: Saturday, August 10th

Time: 5:30 pm

Price: Free

Book Signing: Faye Hamilton’s “Rescue 12 Responding”

Looking for action and emotion amidst starkly realistic events? Come to Changing Hands Phoenix on Tuesday, August 6th at 7 p.m., where local Arizona author Faye Hamilton will be signing and speaking about her book, Rescue 12 Responding—a novel based off her decades of paramedic experience.

Hamilton’s book follows paramedics David and Jonathan, whose lives are profoundly impacted by a call about a drug overdose at a teenage party. Answering deep questions and provoking poignant memories from various characters, Rescue 12 Responding reveals the surprising depth of emotional complications and insights of paramedics.

Read more information here.


Location: Changing Hands Phoenix, 300 W. Camelback Road

Date: Tuesday, August 6

Time: 7 p.m.

Price of the book: $15

Storyline Slam: “Magic”

Get ready for some true storytelling magic to take place on Friday, July 19. Join Changing Hands Bookstore at their Phoenix location for another Storyline Slam where the theme is—you guessed it—magic.

Ten storytellers (drawn at random) will have six minutes to tell their own stories based on the theme.

With crowd judges, prize money, and an hour of magical stories, you won’t want to miss this latest installment of Storyline Slam.

Read more information here.

Location: The Newton, 300 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix

Date: Friday, July 19

Time: 7-9 p.m.

Ticket Price: $6 in advance; $8 at the door

Desert Sleuths Panel: Getting that Novel on the Page

All readers are just one step away from being writers. If you’ve ever thought about being a writer but you aren’t sure how to make your dream into a reality—or even where to start—a panel of newly-published writers are coming to Changing Hands to explain how they went from dreamers to achievers!

Being the Phoenix chapter of the national women’s writing organization, Sisters in Crime, the Desert Sleuths panel is made up of local, published authors ready to support you in your writing dreams.

Find more information on Changing Hands’ website here!

Location: Changing Hands Phoenix, 300 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix

Date: Sunday, July 14

Time: 3 p.m.

Price: Free!