Upcoming Events

Online Open Mic

Wednesday, October 20th  | 2 pm *ONLINE*

The Peregrine Book Company, in partnership with Janet Hopkins and AZ Wordsmith, presents Open Mic online, featuring both prose and poetry. Readers and listeners are 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!

Join on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82900728494

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A Constellation of Ghosts Book Launch Party!!

October 23rd | 3 pm *OUTDOOR EVENT* COURTYARD ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE PEREGRINE BOOK COMPANY

A Constellation of Ghosts: A Speculative Memoir with Ravens Book Launch Party! Join Laraine Herring and friends for a celebration of her new book and a remembrance of our dead. 

About the Book

A ghost is not what you think it is, says Raven. A ghost is a commitment. When Laraine Herring receives an unexpected colon cancer  diagnosis, her father, thirty years dead, returns to her as a raven, setting off a magical journey into complicated grief, inherited trauma, and ancestral healing. As she struggles with redefining her expectations for her life, she slips further and further underground into the ancestral realm, where she finds herself writing a play directed by her father-as-raven. Raven says, It will be a cast of only four: you and me and my mother and my father, and we will speak until there are no more words between us. And then you can decide the ending. Tick, tock, write.

A Constellation of Ghosts takes the reader into the liminal spaces between one world and another, where choices unspool into lives, and the stories we’ve told ourselves fall apart under the scrutiny of multiple perspectives like flesh from bone, reminding us that grief is the unexpected ferryman who can usher all of us back together again.

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Wild Writing with Laurie Wagner and Delisa Myles

Laurie Wagner is coming from the Bay Area to share her work, which she calls Wild Writing, a timed writing process that allows us to tell our stories with ease, depth and out of the box creativity. Register Now! 

Starting with a poem and a jump-off line, we’ll keep the pen moving for 15 minutes, never letting it leave the page. By writing without stopping, we’ll push past our inner critic, and our judgements, letting go of ideas about good and bad writing.

If we’re lucky we may stumble into the fertile imagination that lingers within us, conjuring stories and memories that are waiting to be written.

After we write, we read our work aloud. We don’t critique, we just witness each other. This technique, while very therapeutic, is also a wonderful way to jumpstart any writing project because it helps you get to the chewy nougat of what you are trying to say.

Wild Writing is intimate and powerful work. You don’t need to be a writer to join us, just someone who wants to land on the page in a deep and authentic way.

The day includes lots of Wild Writing as well as reading and sharing our work. After lunch we will take a break to do some movement with Prescott resident, Delisa Myles.

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Literary Women & Wine Book Club

Thursday, November 11th | 5 pm *ONLINE*

Michaela Carter, an author and frontlist buyer for the Peregrine will facilitate this book club with a focus on the best new releases of literary fiction. The group is currently discussing Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder

About the Book

"[Nightbitch] feels like reading a deliciously long text from your smartest friend, with a hint of Kafka, if Kafka lived in the age of mommy bloggers . . . Yoder writes about contemporary anxieties with so much intelligence and charm that she can cause you to reflect without spiraling into deep depression. That’s a feat, these days, greater than metamorphosis."—Glamour

In this blazingly smart and voracious debut, an artist turned stay-at-home mom becomes convinced she's turning into a dog.


One day, the mother was a mother, but then one night, she was quite suddenly something else...

An ambitious mother puts her art career on hold to stay at home with her newborn son, but the experience does not match her imagination. Two years later, she steps into the bathroom for a break from her toddler's demands, only to discover a dense patch of hair on the back of her neck. In the mirror, her canines suddenly look sharper than she remembers. Her husband, who travels for work five days a week, casually dismisses her fears from faraway hotel rooms.

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Online Open Mic

Wednesday, October 20th  | 2 pm *ONLINE*

The Peregrine Book Company, in partnership with Janet Hopkins and AZ Wordsmith, presents Open Mic online, featuring both prose and poetry. Readers and listeners are 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!

Join on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82900728494

Find out more

Literary Women & Wine Book Club

Thursday, November 11th | 5 pm *ONLINE*

Michaela Carter, an author and frontlist buyer for the Peregrine will facilitate this book club with a focus on the best new releases of literary fiction. The group is currently discussing Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder

About the Book

"[Nightbitch] feels like reading a deliciously long text from your smartest friend, with a hint of Kafka, if Kafka lived in the age of mommy bloggers . . . Yoder writes about contemporary anxieties with so much intelligence and charm that she can cause you to reflect without spiraling into deep depression. That’s a feat, these days, greater than metamorphosis."—Glamour

In this blazingly smart and voracious debut, an artist turned stay-at-home mom becomes convinced she's turning into a dog.


One day, the mother was a mother, but then one night, she was quite suddenly something else...

An ambitious mother puts her art career on hold to stay at home with her newborn son, but the experience does not match her imagination. Two years later, she steps into the bathroom for a break from her toddler's demands, only to discover a dense patch of hair on the back of her neck. In the mirror, her canines suddenly look sharper than she remembers. Her husband, who travels for work five days a week, casually dismisses her fears from faraway hotel rooms.

Find out more

Online Open Mic

Wednesday, October 20th  | 2 pm *ONLINE*

The Peregrine Book Company, in partnership with Janet Hopkins and AZ Wordsmith, presents Open Mic online, featuring both prose and poetry. Readers and listeners are 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!

Join on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82900728494

Find out more