[This Past Weekend] Northern Arizona Book Festival 2023

[This Past Weekend] Northern Arizona Book Festival 2023
April 4, 2023 Tyler Mitchell
In blog, events, New Book

This past weekend was the Northern Arizona Book Festival!

We had so much fun engaging with the community of Flagstaff Arizona selling from our catalog and showcasing our new book, Running with Changing Woman!

For the first time ever, a majority of the Book Festival events were held at Heritage Square in downtown Flagstaff. This included all day reading events and tables which featured local authors, presses, and more.

We were able to participate with our own booth in which we sold several of our products including children’s books and our 2023 calendar.

We were also part of the local press live reading with Soulstice Books and Abalone Mountain Press where we showcased our latest book, Running with Changing Woman read by Navajo author, Lorinda Martinez.

If you were there, thank you so much for coming out! Check out the list of local authors, events, and presses that participated in the Northern Arizona Book Festival. We hope to see you all next year and stay tuned for more events like the release of Running With Changing Woman in May 2023 through our website and our social media pages.

Lorinda Martinez is Lók’aa’ Dine’é (the Reed People Clan) born for Táchii’nii (Red Running into the Water Clan). The Tábąąhí (Water’s Edge Clan) are her maternal grandfathers and the Tódích’íí’nii (Bitter Water Clan) are her paternal grandfathers. Her first young adult novel Running with Changing Woman is published by Salina Bookshelf, Inc. She was raised in Pueblo Pintado, New Mexico and Shonto, Arizona. She attended Highlands University in Las Vegas, New Mexico where she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Education. Lorinda currently lives in the four corners area with her husband, son and dogs.

Samantha is a Navajo girl attending Atsá Mesa Community School on the Navajo Reservation. Her life has seemed pretty average when one day at school her body suddenly changes. As a Diné, Samantha must now prepare for the Diné womanhood ceremony called the Kinaaldá, a ceremony once performed by the Navajo deity, Changing Woman. With her life now filled with more drama than ever before, she’s reluctant to participate in the demanding four-day ceremony. With a whirlwind of new adventures and pep talks from those closest to her, Sam’s family and her two best friends do their best to help Sam deal with bullies, boys, and her new responsibilities as a Diné woman.

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