Poetry & Books 9/21-9/27
Clarkdale Stories - 9/21, 1-3pm: The new bi-monthly series this week features Kathy Davis, who will talk about Tuzigoot National Monument. Free. Registration required. Clark Memorial Library, 39 N. Ninth St., Clarkdale. (928) 639-2480, www.clarkdlae.az.gov.
Dan Fante Book Launch - 9/24, 2pm: Join the former Sedona writer who is launching his new book "Fante," a memoir of his relationship with his famed father John. Well Red Coyote, 3190 W. 89A, Sedona. (928) 282-2284. www.wellredcoyote.com.
Jerome Cold Case Solved! - 9/30, 6-8pm: Author Peggy Hicks will be signing copies of "The Ghost of the Cuban Queen Bordello," telling the true story of a 1920s kidnapping. Live music; dinner and drink specials. Mile High Grill, 309 Main St., Jerome. (928) 634-5094, www.milehighgrillandinn.com.
Sedona Book Festival - 10/1, 9am-5pm: The third annual event features keynote speaker Diana Gabaldon, and the debut of Lisa Schnebly Heidinger's Arizona Centennial book, among many other authors and publishers. Sedona Center for Arts & Technology, Yavapai College, 4215 Arts Village Drive, Sedona. (928) 282-2284, www.sedonabookfestival.com.
Ginny Chanda Book Signing - 10/22, 11am-2pm: Writing under the pen name Val Chanda, the retired Yavapai College instructor introduces her novel "Psy Mind: Deadly Reckoning." Brandi's Kitchen, 1695 E. Cottonwood St., Cottonwood. (928) 634-4121.