Upcoming Events

Literary Women & Wine Book Club

Thursday, July 7th | 5 pm at the Fair Weather Social Club (Lot Across from the Peregrine)

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 will be discussing Vladimir by Julia May Jonas. 

About Vladimir

Vladimir is an audacious story about gender, power, and shame told through the charged voice of an English professor at a small liberal arts college. The personal and political come to an explosive conclusion in this clever debut.” 
— Linda Kass, Gramercy Books, Bexley, OH 

 

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Highlands Center - Natural History Book Club

Friday, July 8th | 1-2 p.m. at the Highland Center

Do you love to read? Do you love to talk about what you’ve read with other readers? Do you want to read more, but need some motivation? Join the Natural History Book Club and read along with others interested in topics ranging from beavers to the ice age. This book club is for adults eager to learn more about the natural history of the Southwest & natural history in general. Book club meetings one Friday/month from April-November from 1pm-2pm and meet in the beautiful outdoor setting of the Discovery Gardens Ramada. Register at any time to begin receiving email notices about our current books and meetings.

Upcoming Meetings: Friday June 10th, July 8th, August 12th, September 2nd, October 7th, & November 11th (1 - 2 pm) 

The book for June/July is On Trails: An Exploration by Robert Moor

New York Times Bestseller • Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award • Winner of the Saroyan International Prize for Writing • Winner of the Pacific Northwest Book Award • “The best outdoors book of the year.” —Sierra Club

From a talent who’s been compared to Annie Dillard, Edward Abbey, David Quammen, and Jared Diamond, On Trails is a wondrous exploration of how trails help us understand the world—from invisible ant trails to hiking paths that span continents, from interstate highways to the Internet.

For more information visit the https://highlandscenter.org or call at: (928) 776-9550

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Super Poets Reading

Saturday, July 9th | 2PM at the Peregrine Book Company

Prescott's prize winning poet, Megan Merchant, and Flagstaff's favored poet, Katie King, will read from and talk about their work at 2pm, Satu

rday, July 9th

Megan Merchant lives in the tall pines of Prescott, AZ with her husband and two children. She holds an M.F.A. degree in International Creative Writing from UNLV and is the author of three full-length poetry collections with Glass Lyre Press: Gravel Ghosts (2016), The Dark’s Humming (2015 Lyrebird Award Winner, 2017), Grief Flowers (2018), four chapbooks, and a children’s book, These Words I Shaped for You (Philomel Books). Her latest book, Before the Fevered Snow, was released in April 2020 with Stillhouse Press. She was awarded the 2016-2017 COG Literary Award, judged by Juan Felipe Herrera, the 2018 Beullah Rose Poetry Prize,second place in the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, and most recently the Inaugural Michelle
Boisseau Prize. She is an Editor at Pirene’s Fountain and The Comstock Review. You can find her work at  
meganmerchant.wix.com/poet.

About Katie King

During quarantine a Flagstaff business called A Dog’s Walk Bakery sustained customers by selling baked bread from a filing cabinet. For poet Katie King, the trips to the bakery were a “needed sanity walk with a destination … something to help balance our freshly unbalanced lives.” The menu changed constantly; there was no predicting what breads would appear or whether they were destined to be “one-time wonders.” The experience inspired Katie to write poems using bread as a metaphor for the challenges and unexpected comforts of this difficult time. Ultimately she published Bread Poems, which she describes as “21 strangely vulnerable pieces about my early quarantine, in bread.”

 

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COMIC BOOK FLEA MARKET II - THE COMIC BOOKS STRIKE BACK!

Saturday, July 16th | 10 am - 6 pm at Fair Weather Social Club (Lot Across from the Peregrine)

Local comics, collectibles, and pop culture memorabilia for sale!  Food trucks on-site! Interested in selling? Arrive at 9am and set up for free!

 

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Darby Walker Book Reading

Saturday, July 16th | 3 p.m. at The Peregrine Book Company

Darby Walker will do a reading and discuss his latest work, "Do Not Let Them Find This Book." 

Do Not Let Them Find This Book

About the Book
A man named Dresden writes poetry while sleeping on, or below, the streets of a dangerous, all-engulfing city. This city has replaced what was once known as the United States of America, and it is divided up into the East and the West. The East is a paragon of wealth, medical capability and infrastructure, while the West is a massimage.pngive, nightmarish, semi-lawless ghetto. Underneath this city lies an intricate system of abandoned storm drains, maintenance tunnels, and hidden passages. Dresden, along with his friends Malik and Zya, risk their lives to smuggle banned or censored books into a safe haven below the surface called the Underground Library.

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Open Mic

Spoken Word Open Mic | Wednesday, July 20th | 4:30PM In Person

Spoken Word Open Mic is a monthly event featuring both poetry and prose. We welcome both readers, performers and listeners. For more information email: susan@peregrinebookcompany.com

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Death Cafe

Wednesday, July 27th | Peregrine Book Company 4 p.m.

Welcome to the Death Cafe discussion group at the Peregrine, hosted by Dani LaVoire and Michelle Souza. We meet at 4 pm on the fourth Wednesday of the month.

“We live knowing that everything dies. Like the sun, it’s a fact of life. And like the sun, we tend not to look right at it. Unless you’ve experienced a recent death, it’s probably not something you discuss. But a new movement is trying to change that, with a serving of tea and cake.” 
–NPR, Around the Nation, March 8, 2013

About Death Cafe

At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. The objective is "to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives." A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session. Death Cafes have spread quickly across Europe, North America and Australasia. So far, they have offered 7,584 Death Cafes in 64 countries since September 2011. Click here to learn more about Death Cafe discussion groups.

Listen to this story on NPR about Death Cafes

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Wrestling With the Truth Reading, Talk, and Book Signing

Saturday, July 30th  | 2 pm at The Peregrine Book Company

One of the oldest living people with HIV, Coach Shegog lost numerous loved ones and even suffered multiple bouts with often fatal opportunistic pneumonias. Yet he persisted. Driven by his passion for wrestling he made sure his students were on track for success in every aspect of their lives. He knew everything about them, and they knew nothing about him. He lived a lie for the sake of his students. In doing so, he became the teacher, coach, father figure, and exemplary role model that inspired multiple generations.  

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