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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

Book Discussion: Found in Translation

Changing Hands’ newest book club, Found in Translation, focuses on international literature to feed all book lovers’ appetites for travel, folklore, distant lands, languages, and foreign cultures.

This month, attendees will discuss Dorthe Nors’ Mirror, Shoulder, Signal over happy hour coffee, beer, or wine from First Draft Book Bar in the Changing Hands Phoenix location.

In the novel, Mirror, Shoulder, Signal, Sonja tries to set her life on track while overcoming obstacles including a sister who won’t return her calls and a wandering mind that keeps bringing her back to childhood memories in Copenhagen.

Read more about the event here.

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

Date: Wednesday, July 10

Time: 7 p.m.

Author Event: Heidi Ganahl of SheFactor

Calling all ladies! Or guys, because, honestly, Heidi Ganahl inspires everyone. Join Changing Hands Bookstore in Phoenix on Friday, June 21 for a book signing and Q&A with author Heidi Ganahl as she celebrates the release of her book, SheFactor.

SheFactor is a book for any woman, younger or older, who is looking to achieve her goals and get the most out of life. Not only that, but Ganahl teaches women how to balance the ever-teetering scales of work and life, helping you to lead the best, most fulfilled version of your life.

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Location: Changing Hands Bookstore, Phoenix 300 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013

Date: Friday June 21, 2019

Time: 7 p.m.

Price of Book: $14.99

Author Event: Elizabeth Segal’s Social Empathy

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If you want to understand others, read on: Changing Hands Bookstore is hosting an author event with Elizabeth A. Segal, a professor in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University, with her latest release, Social Empathy.

In this essential guide for anyone navigating a multicultural world, Segal’s explanation cuts through misconceptions to provide an illuminated picture into understanding across social groups, covering both the necessity of the skill of empathy and also how to achieve it. Founded on cognitive neuroscience, sociology, and psychology, Social Empathy provides a guide to overcoming barriers of fear, skepticism, and power structures to broaden perspectives, allowing individuals to move out of their narrow groups and become advocates for justice.

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Location: Changing Hands Tempe 6428 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Time: 7 p.m.

Price of the book: $35

Author Event: Elizabeth Gilbert’s City of Girls

Get ready Eat, Pray, Love fans: Changing Hands bookstore is hosting an author event with Elizabeth Gilbert, the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love and her most recent release, City of Girls.

Gilbert’s latest novel, City of Girls, is a fictional love story set in New York City. In the book, 89-year-old Vivian Morris recounts her experience dropping out of Vassar College and moving to live with her Aunt Peg who owned a crumbling theater house in Manhattan. It’s here that Vivian met a very outgoing stage crew that helped shape the course of her life.

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Location: Mesa Arts Center, Ikeda Theater, 1 E Main Street, Mesa

Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019

Time: 2 p.m.

Price: $35.27+ fees, includes admission and a signed copy of Gilbert’s latest novel