August Online Events

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8

2 pm John Rember Reading & Discussion 
Written with clarity, tenacity, humor, and warmth, the author's most recent book, A Hundred Little Pieces on the End of the World attempts to find tolerable ethical positions in the face of barely tolerable events—and the real possibility of an intolerable future. Rember examines the practical and ethical dilemmas of climate change, population, resource depletion, and mass extinction. At the same time, he never forgets those improbable connections between human beings that lead to moments of joy, empathy, and grace. Read More »

MONDAY,  AUGUST 10

5:30 - 7 pm Prescott Friendship Circle Esoteric Study Group • Join host John Lorenz Monday nights to contemplate the truth or “Dharma.” All open hearts are welcome. Read More »

7 pm Contemporary Speculative Fiction Book Club • Hosted by Jasper Q Hornberger. One of the best ways to understand our world is to study the otherworldly. Delve into a diverse selection of science fiction, fantasy, and horror as we examine how genre themes relate to present-day issues. This month the group will discuss The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K Le Guin. Read More »

THURSDAY,  AUGUST 13

5:30 pm Community Deathcare- Grief Landscape and Meaning Making • Hosted by Dani LaVoire. Join us for a deep discussion of Family Centered after Death Care in the United States. We'll explore how the plans made for after death affect our culture, grief and our relationship to our own deaths. We will compare ambiguous loss with the positive effect of doing the real and hard work of caring for our own loved ones after they've died. Read More »

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15

2 pm Daniel Herman Reading & Discussion • The Feudist: A Novel of the Pleasant Valley War is both a traditional Western—tense, authentic, fast-paced—and an anti-Western that tells the story of what was perhaps the bloodiest range war in US history: Arizona’s 1880s Pleasant Valley War. Herman’s impressive research shows in his keen eye for historical detail and in the authentic voices of a broad cast of actors who are anything but one-dimensional, giving the novel a verisimilitude that transcends the genre. Read More »

MONDAY,  AUGUST 17

5:30 - 7 pm Prescott Friendship Circle Esoteric Study Group • Join host John Lorenz Monday nights to contemplate the truth or “Dharma.” All open hearts are welcome. Read More »

7 pm Contemporary Speculative Fiction Book Club • Hosted by Jasper Q Hornberger. One of the best ways to understand our world is to study the otherworldly. Delve into a diverse selection of science fiction, fantasy, and horror as we examine how genre themes relate to present-day issues. This month the group will discuss The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K Le Guin. Read More »

WEDNESDAY,  AUGUST 19

2 pm Open Mic • In partnership with AZ Wordsmith, experience the power of the spoken word! Readers and listeners welcome. If you would like to read a piece, please email susan@peregrinebookcompany.com to sign up. No sign up is required if you would like to simply watch the reading live! Read More »

THURSDAY, AUGUST 20

2 pm J. Drew Lanham Reading & Discussion
Join Natural History Institute and Peregrine Book Co for a conversation with J. Drew Lanham, an ornithologist, wildlife ecology professor at Clemson University, and author (The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair With Nature, “9 Rules for the Black Birdwatcher,” and more) and NHI Executive Director, Tom Fleischner. By turns angry, funny, elegiac, and heartbreaking, The Home Place is a remarkable meditation on nature and belonging, at once a deeply moving memoir and riveting exploration of the contradictions of black identity in the rural South--and in America today. Read More »

SATURDAY, AUGUST 22

2 pm Megan Merchant Poetry Reading & Discussion • Join us for a reading and discussion with poet and author Megan Merchant about her latest collection, Before the Fevered Snow. In her fourth collection, celebrated poet and author Megan Merchant uses the natural world as her canvas, mapping the abstract shape of the American social consciousness onto a wintry landscape of marriage, motherhood, and grief.Suffused with autumnal decay and the silent promise of snow, Merchant’s collection serves as a powerful distillation of the ageless themes of memory and loss. Read More »

MONDAY,  AUGUST 24

5:30 - 7 pm Prescott Friendship Circle Esoteric Study Group • Join host John Lorenz Monday nights to contemplate the truth or “Dharma.” All open hearts are welcome. Read More »

7 pm Contemporary Speculative Fiction Book Club • Hosted by Jasper Q Hornberger. One of the best ways to understand our world is to study the otherworldly. Delve into a diverse selection of science fiction, fantasy, and horror as we examine how genre themes relate to present-day issues. This month the group will discuss The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K Le Guin. Read More »

WEDNESDAY,  AUGUST 26

4:30 pm Prescott Literary Fiction Book Club • Join us for a reading and discussion of literary works of merit published from 2000 to the present. This month we will discuss Paradise of the Blind by Duong Thu Huong. Banned in Vietnam, Paradise of the Blind is an exquisite portrait of three Vietnamese women struggling to survive in a society where subservience to men is expected and Communist corruption crushes every dream. Read More »

MONDAY,  AUGUST 31

5:30 - 7 pm Prescott Friendship Circle Esoteric Study Group • Join host John Lorenz Monday nights to contemplate the truth or “Dharma.” All open hearts are welcome. Read More »

7 pm Contemporary Speculative Fiction Book Club • Hosted by Jasper Q Hornberger. One of the best ways to understand our world is to study the otherworldly. Delve into a diverse selection of science fiction, fantasy, and horror as we examine how genre themes relate to present-day issues. This month the group will discuss The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K Le Guin. Read More »