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Book Fest

Mark the calendar, it's time for the Northern Arizona Book Festival.

The festival kicks off on Friday, September 14, at Bright Side Bookshop and continues throughout the weekend at Firecreek Coffee Company as well as Uptown Pubhouse.

The festival will include readings, workshops, and book signings and a plethora of other literary events. The schedule is as follows:

Friday, September 14

At Bright Side Bookshop:

5:30-6:45: Austin Aslan and Bill Konigsberg (Out of the Pocket and Openly Straight)

7-8:15: Literary Journal Reading featuring Sonora Review (UA), Hayden’s Ferry Review (ASU), Thin Air Magazine (NAU), Mud City Journal (IAIA)

Saturday, September 15: 

At Firecreek Coffee:

10-11: RED INK Press 

11-12: RED INK Press 

RED INK Press is an International Journal of Indigenous Literature, Arts, & Humanities.

Lunch break

2-3: Indigenous Writers Programming

3-4: Eggtooth Editions featuring Jared Harél (Go Because I Love You) and Katie Quinnelly (Sparrow Pie)

4-5:15: A Very Tucson Reading featuring Dana Diehl, Melissa Goodrich, Alice Hatcher, Eshani Surya, Kristen Nelson

--At Bright Side Bookshop:

5:30-7: Jesse Sensibar (Blood in the Asphalt); Kara Thompson (Blanket); Nicole Walker (Sustainability: A Love Story)

7-8: Laura Tohe

Sunday, September 16

At Uptown Pubhouse:

10a-11a: Tolsun Books and Rinky Dink Press Reading featuring Eduardo Arce, Will Cordeiro, Shawnte Orion, David Pischke, Ben Pitts, and Cody Wilson (all titles available from Rinky Dink Press and Tolsun Books)

11a-12p: Tolsun/Rinky Dink Editorial Panel

Monday, September 17

Narrow Chimney @ Uptown Pubhouse

7-8: Weldon Ryckman, Megan Merchant

For more details as well as a full list of authors and their biographies, visit

Film Festival to show "The Cakemaker" in Flagstaff

On Wednesday, September 12, The Sedona Film Festival will screen “The Cakemaker” as part of the its monthly Flagstaff Cinema Series. There will be one screening of the film at 7 p.m. at Harkins Flagstaff 16 Theatres.

“The Cakemaker” has garnered awards and praise from audiences and critics in prestigious film festivals and premieres all around the world.

A German pastry maker travels to Jerusalem in search for the wife and son of his dead lover.

Thomas is a young German baker, having an affair with Oren, an Israeli married man who has frequent business visits in Berlin. When Oren dies in a car crash in Israel, Thomas travels to Jerusalem seeking for answers regarding his death.

Under a fabricated identity, Thomas infiltrates into the life of Anat, his lover’s newly widowed wife, who owns a small Café in downtown Jerusalem. Thomas starts to work for her and create German cakes and cookies that bring life into her Café. Thomas finds himself involved in Anat’s life in a way far beyond his anticipation, and to protect the truth he will stretch his lie to a point of no return.

A representative from the NAU Philosophy Department and Philosophy in the Public Interest will lead a discussion following the film screening.

Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members ($8 for full-time students), and will be available starting at 6 p.m. day-of in the Harkins lobby. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 928-282-1177 or online at

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