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THURSDAY, MAY 7Alligator Juniper etching by Doug Hulmes

5:30 pmAlligator Juniper National Literary Magazine • Prize Winner Readings • Join us to hear readings from the Poetry, Fiction and Creative Nonfiction categories. Read more »

detail, Paul Abbott mural SATURDAY, MAY 9

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.

2 pmStepping Outside Secrets • Dr. Elaine Hodge Workshop • Transforming Trauma through Spiritual Awareness • Elaine Hodge Have you experienced a loss in your life of a loved one, a relationship, job or money? Have you been a victim of abuse be it mental, physical or emotional? We have all experienced trauma in one way or another during our lives. According to Buddhist teachings, the human condition is one of suffering. The question is: How do we transcend our traumas and suffering? Dr. Elaine Hodge, author of Stepping Outside the Secrets, will be at the Peregrine to discuss these difficult issues with workshop participants. Read more »


6 pm • "Mysteries on the Colorado Plateau" an Evening with Authors Anne Hillerman, & Susan Cummins Miller • Anne Hillerman is an award-winning reporter, the author of several non-fiction books, and the daughter of New York Times bestselling author Tony Hillerman. Rock with Wings is Anne Hillerman’s second crime novel featuring the beloved Navajo characters created by her father, Tony Hillerman, in his long-running, Edgar Award-winning mystery series. Set against the magnificent landscape and ancient culture of the vast, arid reservation lands in the American Southwest, the series hold a special place in mystery readers’ hearts, and many cheered its return when Anne Hillerman revived it with the New York Times bestseller Spider Woman’s Daughter. Read more »

Craig Childs photo courtesy HighCountryNews2 SPECIAL EVENTS
with Author Craig Childs!

4-5:30 pm • Offsite - Meet Author Craig Childs at the Smoki Museum Pueblo • Wine and hors d' oeuvres served. Craig Childs has been hailed as one of the world's great intrepid travelers and story-tellers. He has published more than a dozen critically acclaimed books, and is a commentator for National Public Radio's Morning Edition. Tickets $20 per person. Buy tickets at the Smoki Museum: Monday through Saturday 10am-4pm, and Sunday 1-4pm. Read more »
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6 pm • Offsite - Craig Childs: “House of Mammoths” Presentation at Prescott Resort Ballroom • After two years of international research and travel, through the Paleolithic regions of the Americas, Craig Childs comes to us with stories and images from the late Pleistocene. Learn where the First People came from, how they got here and what they saw when they arrived. Tickets $10 per person. Buy tickets at the Smoki Museum (see above). Read more »


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.

Joe Long RoadOn the Brink of Shards 2 pm • Nancy Rivest Green: On the Brink of Shards, & Annette Schober: Joe Long Road • Reading, Q&A, Booksigning • Nancy Rivest Green's debut novel, On the Brink of Shards, was published in December, 2014. Three of her short stories have been published in the Northern Arizona Authors Association Collected Works, Volume 2. She is currently working on her next book about encounters with animals of the Southwest. Annette Schober has been writing poetry and short stories since childhood and has has had her poetry published in many anthologies. Schober has also been awarded a fellowship from The Arizona Commission on the Arts for her poetry. Read more »

Filmmakers SUNDAY, MAY 17

2 pm • Andrew Johnson-Schmit & Tom Slaback • "Filmmaking in Yavapai County: 100 Years in Focus" PowerPoint Presentation • From Tom Mix to Billy Jack to Zombies on the Courthouse Steps, how many movies were made in Yavapai County? The number might surprise you! Local filmmaker Andrew Johnson-Schmit and local film historian Tom Slaback will give an overview of movies made in Yavapai County from 1912 to now. This will include special advance information on the supernatural thriller, Witch Child, shooting in, and around, Prescott in July 2015. Read more »

Fiona Reid as Rachel Carson THURSDAY, MAY 21

6:30 pm • Offsite: Chatauqua Series: Rachael Carson Performance • Fiona Reid, education director of the Highlands Center, had made a study of Carson as her college senior project and, over the years, became ever more intimate with her subject, as a person and as a scientist. Reid will play the part of the famous environmental pioneer at the Highlands Center Chautauqua Series. Registration Required: $14 (10% discount for members) - $8 students. Read more »


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.

Sitting with WarriorShades of LightCarl Hitchens 1 pm • Veteran, Author & Poet Carl Hitchens • Reading, Q&A, Booksigning • In honor of Memorial Day, Marine veteran Carl Hitchens will share his writing of experiences in war with veterans and non-veterans alike to promote understanding and insight on the challenges of post-war readjustment. Born in Washington, D.C., Carl Hitchens is a poet, mythical storyteller, essayist, blogger, and cultural observer. His publishing credits include the books Sitting with Warrior (Historical Memoir/Myth - iUniverse 2010) and Shades of Light (Spiritual and social-relevant poetry - iUniverse 2013), and the contributive poem, Breath of Fire (Anthology Meditation on Divine Names, Editor Maja Trochimczyk - Moonrise Press 2012). Read more »

Wild Women of Prescott, AZJan MacKell Collins 3 pm • Jan MacKell Collins: Wild Women of Prescott, Arizona • Reading, Q&A, Booksigning • Join historian, author and public speaker Jan MacKell Collins to hear more about Prescott pioneers and the events that have made the American West what it is today. Collins has written over two thousand western history articles for magazines in Colorado, Montana and Arizona, including True West magazine. In 2010, she was nominated for Women Writing the West’s WILLA award for her 2009 book, Red-light Women of the Rocky Mountains; also, she was a co-nominee in 2011 for the 2010 anthology Extraordinary Women of the Rocky Mountain West. 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 »


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.

syliva nobel 1 pm • Popular Mystery Author Sylvia Nobel: Forbidden Entry • Reading, Q&A, Booksigning • Join Sylvia Nobel as she signs her new book, Forbidden Entry, as well as 4 books in the Kendall O'Dell Mystery Series, Deadly Sanctuary (now a major feature film), Devil's Cradle (in pre-production for the next film), Dark Moon Crossing, Seeds of Vengeance, and 2 romance novels Chasing Rayna and Scent of Jasmine. Nobel maintains a home in Prescott with her husband Jerry and 8 cats. Known for her close relationships with fans online, she really enjoys seeing her fans at book signings to catch up on everything that has been happening! Read more »

Your Mother Called3-4:30 pm • "Meet Mrs. Green" Book Reception • Gina Murphy-Darling (aka Mrs. Green): Your Mother Called: (Mother Earth) You'd Better Call Her Back! • Reading, Q&A, Booksigning • Join Gina Murphy-Darling as she leads a global community of people to preserve the planet. Find out why she said goodbye to the corporate world and hello to preserving the earth. Gina Murphy-Darling loves being Mrs. Green. She was born to inform, and to engage individuals and businesses in the movement toward global sustainability. As the creator and voice of Mrs. Green’s World Radio Network, Murphy-Darling is a trusted voice in the green movement among experts and mainstream Americans. 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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