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Northern Arizona
Book Festival 2024

   Schedule of Events 

Thursday, April 11

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Lumberjack Thrives Presents: A Look Back at 30 Issues of Thin Air Magazine @ 5 p.m.
>> feat. Chelsey Burden, Weldon Ryckman, Lee Anderson, Cymelle Edwards, Nicole Hylton   
     NAU Liberal Arts (Bldg #18, Rm 136) | 705 S Beaver St


Cinder Skies Reading @ 7:00 p.m.

>> feat. Razi Shadmehry & KT Thompson
     Annex Cocktail Lounge | 50 S San Francisco St

Two Gabes @ 8:30 p.m.

>> feat. Gabriel Dozal & Gabriel Palacios     
     Annex Cocktail Lounge | 50 S San Francisco St

Friday, April 12

Ancillary Events

Natalie Diaz at the Navajo Nation Library @ 11 a.m. (AZ) / 12 p.m. (MST)
     Navajo Nation Library | Hwy 264 and Postal Loop Road, Window Rock, AZ 86515   

Welcome Back Reading @ 5 p.m. (AZ)
>> feat. Jodie Hollander, Erik Bitsui & Melissa Sevigny 
     Museum of Northern Arizona | 3101 N Fort Valley Rd

Featured Reading @ 6:30 p.m. (AZ)    
>> feat. Natalie Diaz, Stacie Denetsosie, Deborah Jackson Taffa & Chelsea T. Hicks 
     
Museum of Northern Arizona | 3101 N Fort Valley Rd

A Nightcap Reading & Open Mic (21+) @ 9 p.m. (AZ)    
>>
feat. Megan Merchant, Shawnte Orion & YOU [sign up at 9 p.m.]
       Hops on Birch | 22 E Birch Ave #2

Literary Waypoints: Anthology Launch

April 12-14, 12p.m.–10 p.m.
>> a gallery of literary broadsides from the High Country Public Reader     
     Oeno Wine Lounge | 22 E Birch Ave #1

Local Author Signing
April 5 @ 5 p.m. 
>> feat. Erik Bitsui & Brendan O'Brien
     Bright Side Bookshop | 18 N San Francisco St

"Letters from Home" Live!
April 6 @ 1 p.m.
>> feat. the Homers, columnists from Flag Live!

     The Annex Cocktail Lounge | 50 S San Francisco St  

Spoke N Word: A Bike Ride Book Exchange 
April 7 @ 2 p.m. 
>> feat.

     The Garage at the High Country Conference Center | 201 W Butler Ave 

Awa Kava Poetry Open Mic
April 8 @ 7:30 p.m. 
>> feat. YOU 

     Awa Kava & Coffee | 218 S San Francisco St

Poet Brews: An
 Open Mic for Writers
April 9 @ 7 p.m. 
>> feat.
YOU
     
[Sign up at 6:50]

     Flagstaff Brewing Company | 16 Historic Rte 66 

Poetry Book Club: Natalie Diaz's Postcolonial Love Poem

April 10 @ 5:30 p.m. 
    Downtown Flagstaff Public Library | 300 W Aspen Ave

Queer Poetry Showcase at Flagstaff Poetry Slam
April 10 @ 7 p.m.
>> feat. YOU 

[Write to LydiaJeanGates@gmail.com now to sign up for a PAID slot.]
     Yogaert | 3 E Aspen Ave

 

Saturday, April 13

Learn to Tell a Story in 5 Panels @ 11 a.m.
>> w/ Dana Kamberg
     Creative Spirits | 13 N San Francisco St #104

 

Generative Workshop with Hayden's Ferry Review & Thousand Languages @ 11:30 a.m.   

>>Belén Sanchez, Boi Ngoc Thai, Grace Hawkins & moderated by Maya Badman
     Downtown Flagstaff Public Library | 300 W Aspen Ave

Southwest Indigenous Publishing Panel @ 1 p.m.

>> feat. Salina Bookshelf, Abalone Mountain Press, Chapter House Journal, University of Arizona Press (Sun Tracks), RED INK & Mesa Media
     Theatrikos Theatre Company | 11 W Cherry Ave 

 

Editing & Publishing Panel with Independent Presses @ 2:30 p.m.

>> feat. Spurl Editions, Terrain.org, Noemi Press, Shō Journal & Little Somethings Press
     Theatrikos Theatre Company | 11 W Cherry Ave


Reading & Conversation @ 4 p.m.      

>> feat. Byron Aspaas & Souksavanh T. Keovorabouth   
      Theatrikos Theatre Company | 11 W Cherry Ave

Indigenous Editing & Translating  Through Zines @ 5:15 p.m.      

>> facilitated by Chelsea T. Hicks & Amber McCrary            American Legion | 204 W Birch Ave

Lydia Millet & M.S. Coe @ 7 p.m.    

>> feat. Lydia Millet & M.S. Coe

       American Legion | 204 W Birch Ave               
       

Sedona Poetry Slam @ 7:30 p.m.

       Mary D. Fisher Theater | 2030 W State Rte 89A, Sedona

 

Throwing Tomatoes: Humor Writing (21+) @ 8 p.m.   

>> feat. YOU [submit now] 

          Flagstaff Brewing Company | 16 Historic Rte 66 

Dance party to follow with DJ001. 
     

NOAZBF Literary Extravaganza!

 

Book Fair, Exhibitor Booths, Maker Activities, Readings & Performances

All day Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

@ Heritage Square (22 E Aspen)  

 

10:30 a.m. FALA Indigenous Youth Club Opening Poem

>> coordinated by Jay Mercado 

11 a.m. Salina Bookshelf & Mesa Media Presents Authors for Young Readers

>> feat. Lorinda Martinez & Anita Poleahla

12:30 p.m. Haiku Death Match

>> feat. Seth Walker, Joshua Wiss, Tempest Black, Lydia Gates & Tyler "Valence" Sirvinskas

2 p.m. Youth in Poetry: A Youth Poetry Council Reading

>> feat. Foster Hilding, Natalie Ibarra, Simon Quinn, Imelia Saunders, Ava Jones & Flagstaff's Youth Poet Laureate Micaela Merryman

3 p.m. Diné College BFA Readers

>> feat. Bazhnibah, Danielle Shandiin Emerson, Natasha Endito, Shannel Garcia, Danielle Manygoats, Lambert Martin, Jr. & Jalen Skye Smallcanyon 


4:30 p.m. Thin Air Magazine Presents the Bird in Your Hands Prize Reading

>> feat. Danielle Shandiin Emerson & Anastasia Ibrahim

Plus, at the Bookfair...

11 a.m. Wasted Ink Zine Distro Maker Workshop

 

4-5 p.m. Outspokin' & Bookish Maker Workshop

     ... & an all-day maker space!

Sunday, April 14

Book It: A Fun Run for Book Lovers @ 10 a.m. (AZ)

>> presented by Soulstice Publishing

       Meet up at corner of Kendrick & Dale (see signage!) 

Drag Story Hour w/ Regional Stories @ 9 a.m.

       RSVP Required! @ Bright Side Bookshop | 18 N San Francisco St

Critique Circle @ 10:30 a.m. (AZ)        

>> hosted by Flagstaff Writers' Connection  

      Bring up to 5 pages to be workshopped.

      Downtown Flagstaff Public Library | 300 W Aspen 

 

Pop Goes the Ferret!: Performance Panel & Crowdsourced Maker Activities @ 11:30 a.m. (AZ)                 Coconino Center for the Arts | 2300 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 

Diné Women Read: Fertile, Earth Poems @ 12 p.m. (AZ) / 1 p.m. (MST)          

>> feat. Tina Deschenie, Eirene Nakai Hamilton, Venaya Yazzie

     Zoom meeting ID: 842 3662 3417 | pw: fertile

Using Artificial Intelligence in Your Writing @ 4 p.m. (AZ)     

>> feat. tanner menard

     Zoom meeting ID: 231 713 3379 | pw: 240694

Macondo Fundraiser @ 4 p.m. (AZ) / 5 p.m. (MST)

>> feat. Rigoberto González, Diana Marie Delgado, Sherwin Bitsui, Yaccaira Salvatierra & Saúl Hernández
    
Registration required.

Ancillary Events

"Start Your Story" with A.M. Larks
April 24 @ 7 p.m. 

Zoom meeting ID: 827 7262 9200 | pw: 64DtP7
>> description

Read the Room
May 18-19 @ 9a.m.-12p.m. 

Flag Shakes House
&

May 24-25 @ 9a.m.-12p.m. 

Beaver Street School Gymnasium
>> description

Pop Goes the Ferret!
May 18, 24, 25 @ 7 p.m.
May 19 @ 12 p.m.

Coconino Center for the Arts
>> description


Maker Space
May 18, 24, 25 @ 7 p.m.May 19 @ 12 p.m.
>> description

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