Northern Arizona Book Festival 2016 Schedule

 
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Monday, October 10

 
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Narrow Chimney Reading
Michaela Carter, Ann Cummins, Susan Lang, Mary Sojourner read from their latest works.
Location: Uptown Pubhouse, 114 N. Leroux St.
Sponsor: Peregrine Books
Admission: free
 
8:00pm – 9:30pm
Northern Arizona Playwrights Showcase
A host of ten minutes plays take the stage.
Location: Theatrikos, 11 W. Cherry Ave.
Admission: free
 

Tuesday, October 11

6:00pm – 7:00pm
The Peaks and Valleys of Being a Small Scale Book Publisher:
Tom Martin and Hazel Clark (Vishnu Press Editors) discuss book publishing.
Location: Uptown Pubhouse, 114 N. Leroux St.
Sponsor: Vishnu Press
Admission: free

Wednesday, October 12


5:30pm – 7:00pm
Letters From Home Reading
The acclaimed Letters from Home writers of FlagLive read from their latest work.
Location: Uptown Pubhouse, 114 N. Leroux St.
Admission: free
 
7:30pm – 8:30pm
Reading & Book Signing
Gary Every and Lawrence Lenhart read from their latest works.
Location: Barefoot Cowgirl, 18 N. San Francisco St.
Admission: free
 

Thursday, October 13

7:00pm – 9:00pm
Reading & Book Signing
Diana Gabaldon, Erin Stalcup, William Trowbridge and Nicole Walker
In conjunction with the Flagstaff Arts Council, the Northern Arizona Book Festival presents a spectacular lineup of writers. Erin Stalcup reads from her premiere book, And Yet It Moves. Nicole Walker reads from her latest book, Canning Peaches for the Apocalypse. Missouri Poet Laureate, William Trowbridge reads from his newest work. Author of the Showtime series, Outlander, Diana Gabaldon reads her latest. A book signing will immediately follow the reading.
Location: Coconino Center for the Arts, 2300 N. Fort Valley Rd.
Tickets: $15 ticket in advance, from the Coconino Center for the Arts and Uptown Pubhouse; $18 at the door.
Get your tickets in advance here.
 

Friday, October 14

6:00pm
Dagoberto Gilb and Curios Contributors
Location: Coconino Community College Commons, 2800 South Lone Tree Road
Admission: free
 
7:00pm – 10:00pm
A Tribute to Jim Harrison
In conjunction with the Orpheum Theater, the Northern Arizona Book Festival presents a tribute to the literary icon, Jim Harrison. Narrow Chimney co-founder and NABF Executive Director, Jesse Sensibar hosts this tribute to Jim Harrison’s legacy. Colleagues and friends of Jim Harrison, acclaimed authors, educators, and editors Pamela Uschuk, Williams Pitt Root, and Doug Peacock will read from their latest works with a book signing to follow.
Location: Orpheum Theater, 15 W. Aspen Ave.
Sponsor: Cutthroat, a Journal of the Arts
Admission: $14
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Saturday, October 15

11:30am – 1:30pm
The Ins & Outs of Getting Published
Various workshops hosted by professional writers and editors will discuss the writing life and publication strategies.
Location: Barefoot Cowgirl, 18 N. San Francisco St.
Admission: Free
 
Northern Arizona Book Festival: Young Reader Fest
Incorporated into the Northern Arizona Book Festival will be a slate of young readers’ events—our Young Reader Fest—on Saturday, Oct. 15. From 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Downtown Flagstaff-Coconino County Public Library. We’ll have some of the best and brightest local and regional children’s and young adult authors, reading, signing, meeting, and greeting. All events are free and open to the public. Books for all authors will be on sale throughout the day. The theme is Nature & Diversity.
 
11:30am – Noon Theresa Howell. We’ll open up our mini-festival with Theresa Howell. About 20 minutes with a 10-minute meet and greet.
 
Noon–12:30pm Midji Stephenson. Grand Canyon children’s book author Midji follows things up with readings from her latest book about a very hungry raven. About 20 minutes with 10 minutes for Q&A meet and greet.
 
12:30pm – 1pm Linda Kranz. Flagstaff’s beloved children’s book author with Only One You, You Be You, and other great titles presents and shares stories of her work and her inspirations.
1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Juana Martinez-Neal. Phoenix author-illustrator who is about to make some big waves in the diverse world of children’s books shares her stories – and story. A thirty-minute presentation that includes Q&A and meet-and-greet.
 
1:30pm – 2pm Nicole McInnes: Regional author Nicole McInnes has made a big breakthrough with her second young adult novel, 100 Days.
2:00pm – 2:30pm Author reception and final meet-and-greet and raffle.
 
Noon – 2:00pm
Buffalo Park
Writing From Place
Mary Sojourner, author of the novel 29 and memoir Solace: rituals of loss and desire, will lead a two hour hands-on writing workshop in Buffalo Park. “Most of my writing has begun from a place on this earth – a Mojave wash, a Utah canyon, a desert river, a midnight city street or dawn highway.” We will work with experiencing Place as a multiple-sense, three dimensional reality, then bring the Place through in our writing. You will need notebook or paper, pen or pencil and the willingness to leave behind your preconceptions about writing.
Location: at the Ramada in Buffalo Park.
 
1:30pm – 2:30pm
Jim Simmerman Book Release Reading
James Jay, Literary Exectuor for the Estate of Jim Simmerman and co-editor of The Blood and the Bone and the Flesh of It All: New & Selected Poems of Jim Simmerman, hosts a panel discussion of Jim Simmerman’s legacy and a reading of his poems. Panelists include Miles Waggener (co-editor), William Trowbridge (foreword), Ann Cummins (contributing essayist), Sean Carswell (publisher, Gorsky Press). Books will be available for sell.
Location: Uptown Pubhouse, 114 N. Leroux St.
Sponsor: The Estate of Jim Simmerman
Admission: free
 
1:30pm – 2:30pm
Hayden’s Ferry Review Reading
Readings by C. Connor Syrewicz, Susan Nguyen, Edward Derbes, Maritsa Leyva Martinez, Cheyenne “CL” Black
Location: Barefoot Cowgirl, 18 N. San Francisco St.
Sponsor: Hayden’s Ferry Review
Admission: free
 
3:00pm – 4:00pm
The University of Arizona Press Reading
Eric Magrane, Chris Cokinos, Melissa Sevigny, and Peter Friederici read their latest work.
Location: Barefoot Cowgirl, 18 N. San Francisco St.
Sponsor: The University of Arizona Press
Admission: free
 
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Living and Writing in Northern Arizona, sponsored by Vishnu Press
Kern Nuttall reads from In A Better Place: Cemeteries and Gravesites of the Grand Canyon. Nancy Green reads from Stalking the Dragonfly. Dave Elston reads from A Year in the Grand Canyon. Seth Muller reads from Heart in the Bony Middle.
Location: Full Cirlce Trade & Thrift, 2 S. Beaver St., Suite 100
Admission: free
 
4:30pm – 5:30pm
Naked and Afraid: Surviving the First Draft of Your YA Manuscript, presented by The Virginia Piper Center at Arizona State University panel
The Discovery Channel’s show Naked and Afraid features two adults, stranded in the wilderness without food, water, shelter, or clothing, who must rely on their knowledge and grit in order to survive. The experience of writing the first draft of a novel can feel, at times, like this ultimate challenge. Amy Nichols and Bill Konigsberg will discuss survival strategies for Young Adult authors navigating the strange terrain of a new manuscript.
Downtown Library, 300 W. Aspen Ave.
Admission: Free
 
6:30pm – 7:30pm
The Virginia Piper Center at Arizona State University Critique Session with Bill Konigsberg and Amy Nichols
Young Adult authors Bill Konigsberg and Amy Nichols will give on-the-spot feedback on first pages of manuscripts. Please come with two copies of the first page of your novel or short story (250 words or less). Feedback will be provided on a first-come first-serve basis. Please arrive early to secure your spot. Individuals should expect between 10 and 15 minutes of feedback. Individuals may submit their first page ahead of time by emailing an attachment to pipercenter.info@asu.edu. Please note that submitting your first page early does not guarantee your spot.
Barefoot Cowgirl, 18 N. San Francisco St.
Admission: Free
 
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Tucson Authors Reading
Bill Wetzel, Jim Goar, Dana Diehl, and Melissa Goodrich read from their latest work
Location: Barefoot Cowgirl, 18 N. San Francisco St.
Admission: Free
 
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Reading and Book Signing by Dagoberto Gilb
Dagoberto Gilb, the author of, most recently, Before the End, After the Beginning, reads from his latest work.
Sponsor: Coconino Community College
Location: Barefoot Cowgirl, 16 N. San Francisco St.
Admisson: free
 
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Return of the Writers
Accomplished NAU English Department alumnus, Sean Carswell, T. Greenwood, and Miles Waggener return to read from their latest books.
Uptown Pubhouse, 114 N. Leroux St.
Sponsor: The College of Arts & Letters, Northern Arizona University
Admission: free
 
6:00pm – 7:30pm
University of Arizona Letter Press
Professor Karen Zimmermann and students from the Book Arts Program at the University of Arizona give live printing press demonstrations.
Uptown Pubhouse, 114 N. Leroux St.
Sponsor: Jim Babbitt
Admission: Free

Sunday, October 16

Noon – 1:00pm
Waxwing Panel
Editors Erin Stalcup, Justin Bigos, Matt Bell, and Dexter L. Booth discuss editorial aesthetics and ethics in the digital age.
Firecreek Coffee Co., 22 E. Rte 66
Sponsor: Waxwing
Admission: Free
 
1:00pm – 2:00pm
The Waxing Reading & Book Signing
Matt Bell and Dexter L. Booth read from their latest works.
Location: Firecreek Coffee Co., 22 E. Route 66
Sponsor: Waxwing
Admission: Free
 
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Thin Air magazine reading and Narrow Chimney anthology book release party
Location: Firecreek Coffee Co., 22 E. Route 66
Sponsor: Thin Air magazine
Admission: Free
 
3:00pm – 4:00pm
The Indigenous Writers’ Panel
Jennifer Elise Foerster, Tom Holm, Simon Ortiz, and Orlando White read from their latest work.
Location: Firecreek Coffee Co., 22 E. Route 66
Admission: Free
 
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Pinestories, hosted by Wil Williams
Pinestories is a bi-weekly Story Slam held at Firecreek in Downtown Flagstaff. The Story Slam is an opportunity for people to get up on stage and tell a true story from their life without using any aid, such as notes. Each story must relate to that week’s theme–for instance, “Beginnings,” “Leap of Faith,” “Fish out of Water,” and “Ghost Stories.” Each story will be scored by the audience. The scores will earn each week’s winner a chance to compete in a quarterly Pinestories Grandslam.
Location: Firecreek Coffee Co., 22 E. Route 66
Admission: free
 
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Book Festival Board Reading
Members of the Northern Arizona Book Festival read a selection of works that shape their literary vision.
Location: Starrlight Books, 15 N. Leroux St.
Admission: free