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Celebrate National Poetry Month with Us! National Poetry Month
Come down to the Peregrine to experience the gamut of live poetry!
• 4/9: YC Creative Writing Students
• 4/10: Spoken Word Poetry Performance
• 4/15: Hakim Bellamy Performance
• 4/21: ERAU Creative Writing Students
• 4/22: Open Mic Poetry
• 4/24: Spoken Word Poetry Performance


11 am • Children’s Story Time • The first 15 minutes will be storytelling for younger children, a longer story for children ages 3-7 will follow. This is a regular ongoing event every Saturday at 11 am.

Deadbeat Dams by Dan Beard Dan Beard
7 pm • Offsite • Dan Beard: Deadbeat Dams • Reading, Q&A, Booksigning • Please Note: This is an offsite event at the Crossroads Community Center on the Prescott College Campus. The Peregrine is proud to co-sponsor this event with Prescott College and the Butte Creek Restoration Council. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to find out how we can fix the west’s water problems from a leading expert on the issues. Dan Beard has extensive experience working in the government and private sector. His positions include: Chief Administrative Officer, U.S. House of Representatives Commissioner, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior Staff Director, U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Natural Resources and the Subcommittee on Water and Power Assistant Director, Domestic Policy Staff, and White House Chief of Staff. Read more »


5 pm • Yavapai College Creative Writing Students Read New Work • Join Creative Writing students of Yavapai College for an evening of poetry and prose. Come out and support new writers and new voices in our community! Read more »

Late Poems of Robert E. WiltseyPoetry of YogaFRIDAY, APRIL 10

6 pm • Spoken Word Poetry • Robert Wiltsey, Megan Merchant, & Nebuliah Synapticus • In celebration of National Poetry Month, join us for an evening of spoken word performances by local poets Robert Wiltsey, and Megan Merchant. Robert E. Wiltsey was a student first, then a teacher of creative writing, then became a writer of poetry; after he had written an enormous number of poems (2,400) he moved-on to writing plays (24), then novels (8), then books of essays (3), then began working on translations (transliterations) on books written in Japanese, Chinese, French, German, Russian, Italian, and Spanish. Megan Merchant's poems and translations have appeared in publications including the Atlanta Review, Kennesaw Review, Margie, International Poetry Review and The Poetry of Yoga. She was the winner of the Las Vegas Poets Prize, judged by Tony Hoagland. Nebuliah Synapticus "seeks poetry as a catalyst for bridging the voluptuous and treacherous abyss of planetary identity crisis." Read more »

detail, Paul Abbott mural SATURDAY, APRIL 11

11 am • Children’s Story Time • The first 15 minutes will be storytelling for younger children, a longer story for children ages 3-7 will follow.

Orion ZoneGary David2 pm • Gary David's The Orion Zone: Ancient Star Cities of the American Southwest PowerPoint Presentation • Join Author and Archaeoastronomer, Gary David as he explores the sky-ground relationship in the American Southwest and its astounding global significance. David will discuss a pattern of archaeological ruins and Hopi villages in northern Arizona that corresponds to the stars of the Orion constellation. A resident of Arizona for more than 20 years and author of five nonfiction books, he has researched Ancestral Pueblo sites and rock art that reflect the ancient maxim “As above, so below.” Read more »

Hakim Bellamy WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15

5:30 pm • Poet Laureate of Albuquerque, NM (2012-2014), Hakim Bellamy • Poetry Performance • Hakim Bellamy's work has been widely anthologized and published in Truthout, The Occupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology, Counterpunch, Mas Tequila Review, and other books and journals. Bellamy has written and performed for scores of public venues and forums, from Occupy to the New Mexico State Legislature. Sponsored by Prescott College. Read more »

THURSDAY, APRIL 16Harry Greene

7 pm • Offsite • Harry Greene: “Natural History and Aesthetics: Why Should We Care About Nature?” Presentation • This is a free offsite event at the Natural History Institute at Prescott College. Harry Greene is a herpetologist and professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Cornell University. Everyone is welcome to join him for this fascinating evening discussion. SnakesHis main areas of research are evolutionary biology, behavioral and community ecology, vertebrate conservation, and feeding and defence in lizards and snakes. He was a researcher for one episode of the 2008 BBC series Life in Cold Blood. Greene is the Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellow and Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University and the recipient of the E.O. Wilson Award from the American Society of Naturalists. His book Snakes: The Evolution of Mystery in Nature (UC Press), won the PEN Literary Award and was a New York Times Notable Book. His most recent book is Tracks and Shadows: Field Biology as Art. Read more »

Blue Heaven CJ Box FRIDAY, APRIL 17

7 pm • Offsite • Edgar Award-winning Novelist C.J. Box • Reading, Q&A, Booksigning • Presented by the Yavapai College Southwest Literary Series • C.J. Box’s book, Blue Heaven won the 2009 Edgar Award for Best Novel. Both Blue Heaven and Nowhere to Run are currently being optioned for a film. C.J. Box is the author of fifteen books including the Joe Pickett series. Box also won the Anthony Award, Prix Calibre 38 (France), the Macavity Award, the Gumshoe Award, and the Barry Award. His short stories have been featured in The Best American Mystery Stories of 2006 and limited edition printings. Box has been nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and his novels have been translated into 25 languages. Of Box’s most recent books, Cold Wind debuted at #10 on The New York Times Best Sellers list, and Back of Beyond debuted at #15. His twelfth Joe Pickett novel, Force of Nature, was published in 2014. Read more »

detail, Paul Abbott mural SATURDAY, APRIL 18

11 am • Children’s Story Time • The first 15 minutes will be storytelling for younger children, a longer story for children ages 3-7 will follow.

Michaela Carter, Jim Natal, Bruce Ferber, David Kukoff 2 pm • L.A. Writers: Michaela Carter, Jim Natal, Bruce Ferber, David Kukoff: “Cali-zona: Writing the Post/modern West” • Reading, Q&A, Panel Discussion • With Musical Transitions by D Squared • Four writers, two states, one border. Save the date for this amazing line-up of authors at the Peregrine! Read more »

SUNDAY, APRIL 19Mary Doria Russell

2 pm • Offsite at Prescott Public Library • Mary Doria Russell Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K. Corral Reading, Q&A, Booksigning • Epitaph, multiple award-winning author Mary Doria Russell’s sequel to her acclaimed novel, Doc about Doc Holliday, is out in March 2015. Russell will talk about the book and her writing life. For those wanting a specific Prescott connection, Holliday’s girlfriend, Big Nose Kate is buried here in Prescott. Russell is the author of six bestselling novels, including the science fiction classics The Sparrow and Children of God; the Pulitzer-nominated World War II thriller, A Thread of Grace; and a political romance set in 1921 Cairo called Dreamers of the Day. The daughter of a sheriff, Mary grew up with cops and guns but also holds a Ph.D. in biological anthropology from the University of Michigan and taught anatomy at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry. Read more »


11 am • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Creative Writing Students Reading Original Works • ERAU students in HU 355 (Creative Writing) study a number of other fields: Space Physics, Engineering, Global Security and Intelligence Studies, and Aeronautical Science, to name a few. Throughout the semester in HU 355, students compose and share poems, short stories, creative nonfiction, and plays. Come enjoy this exceptional class performing their best work! Read more »


5:30 pm • Open Mic Poetry • Experience the power of live poetry! Poet Dan Seaman hosts our monthly Open Mic Poetry Night. Read more »
chris graham dan seaman

7 pm • Dan Seaman & Christopher Fox Graham: Spoken Word Poetry Reading • In honor of National Poetry Month, Dan Seaman and Christopher Fox Graham will be “in the house” for a rousing evening of spoken word poetry. Be sure not to miss it! Dan Seaman's poetry has been likened to "realistic romanticism," because (as he sees it) all poetry is about love, after all has been said. Dan created the Prescott Area Poets' Association in 1997 and hosted Open Mics for 10 years. He performs as a firedancer/ choreographer/ producer with Prescott-based fire performance troupe "PrimalFire," hosts a monthly Open Mic at the Peregrine Book Co., is pursuing his work in photography, and posts photographs and short essays on Facebook. Christopher Fox Graham is a Montana-born boy raised in Arizona to be a poet, artist, writer and sometimes singer with unending wanderlust. A slam poet since 2000, he has been on eight National Poetry Slam teams from Flagstaff, and runs the Sedona Poetry Slam in Sedona, Arizona. Read more »

detail, Paul Abbott mural SATURDAY, APRIL 25

11 am • Children’s Story Time • The first 15 minutes will be storytelling for younger children, a longer story for children ages 3-7 will follow.

chasing azKen Lamberton 2 pm • Ken Lamberton: Chasing Arizona, Reading, Q&A, Booksigning • It seemed like a simple plan—visit 52 places in 52 weeks. But for Ken Lamberton, a forty-five-year veteran of life in the Sonoran Desert, the entertaining results were anything but easy. Chasing Arizona takes you on a yearlong, twenty-thousand-mile joyride across Arizona, highlighting many points of interest along the way. Lamberton chases the four corners of Arizona, attempts every county, every reservation, and every national monument and state park, from the smallest community to the largest city. Read more »

SATURDAYS – 11 am • Children’s Story Time • The first 15 minutes will be storytelling for younger children, and a longer story for children ages 3-7 will follow.
MONDAYS – 5:30 pm • Prescott Friendship Circle Book Group • Discussions of books on esoteric truth. Newcomers and drop-ins welcome.
MONTHLY: OPEN MIC – 5:30 pm • Check our calendar for Open Mic Poetry on the 3rd or 4th Wednesday of every month. Experience the power of live poetry! Hosted by local poet, Dan Seaman.
Storytime The Peregrine Book Company welcomes enthusiastic and dependable readers for our Saturday 11 am Children's Story Time for children ages 9 months to 2-1/2, for 2-1/2 to 5, 5-8. Please contact Susan Lang ( for details.
219A North Cortez Street, Prescott, Arizona 86301 928.445.9000
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