In addition to author meet and greets and book signings, F&F celebrates performance and fine arts in our community with events.
Jude Martindale is an award winning artist. Her Masters in illustration and experience in graphic arts bring a unique flair to her artwork. See new abstract pieces along with her
Jude Martindale is an award winning artist. Her Masters in illustration and experience in graphic arts bring a unique flair to her artwork. See new abstract pieces along with her book Flying Free.
Be sure to include Francie & Finch on your First Friday Art Walk. We are on the path between Metro Art Gallery and Kiechel Fine Art. Enjoy the fresh air & the fresh lemonade while you check out the amazing original art for sale.
Francie & Finch is open to the public and is following all CDC guidelines.
Please wear your mask, use our hand sanitizer and be aware of your social distance from others.
Thank you for your understanding with this important new fact of life!
(Friday) 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm CST
Francie & Finch
130 S. 13th Street
Meet Hilda Raz and Grace Bauer, in conversation with Kwame Dawes The authors will read from their new books, Letter from a Place I’ve Never Been and Unholy Heart. Letter from
Meet Hilda Raz and Grace Bauer, in conversation with Kwame Dawes
The authors will read from their new books,
Letter from a Place I’ve Never Been and Unholy Heart.
Letter from a Place I’ve Never Been: New and Collected Poems, 1986-2020 by Hilda Raz
Hilda Raz has an ability “to tell something every day and make it tough,” says John Kinsella in his introduction. Letter from a Place I’ve Never Been shows readers the evolution of a powerful poet who is also one of the foremost literary editors in the country. Bringing together all seven of her poetry collections, a long out-of-print early chapbook, and her newest work, this collection delights readers with its empathetic and incisive look at the inner and outer lives we lead and the complexities that come with being human. Showcasing the work of a great American voice, Letter from a Place I’ve Never Been at last allows us to see the full scope and range of Raz’s work.
Unholy Heart: New and Selected Poems by Grace Bauer
Unholy Heart includes generous selections from each of Grace Bauer’s previous books of poetry, plus a sampling of new poems. Bauer has long been known for the wide range of both her subject matter and poetic styles, from the biblical persona poems of The Women at the Well, to the explorations of visual art in Beholding Eye, to the intersections of personal history and pop culture in Retreats and Recognitions and Nowhere All At Once, and to the postmodern fragmentations in MEAN/TIME. Along with these selections, Bauer incorporates her most elegiac work yet.
Register for the event: http://bit.ly/RazBauerEvent
Order Unholy Heart HERE
Order Letter From a Place I’ve Never Been HERE
(Tuesday) 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT
Zoom Virtual Event
Join authors Robert McNally and Ray March in conversation with their editor, Matt Bokovy! The Modoc War: A Story of Genocide at the Dawn of America's Gilded Age by
Join authors Robert McNally and Ray March in conversation with their editor, Matt Bokovy!
The Modoc War: A Story of Genocide at the Dawn of America’s Gilded Age by Robert Mcnally
On a cold, rainy dawn in late November 1872, Lieutenant Frazier Boutelle and a Modoc Indian nicknamed Scarface Charley leveled firearms at each other. Their duel triggered a war that capped a decades-long genocidal attack emblematic of the United States’ conquest of Native America’s peoples and lands. Robert Aquinas McNally tells the wrenching story of the Modoc War of 1872-73, one of the nation’s costliest campaigns against North American Indigenous peoples, in which the army placed nearly one thousand soldiers in the field against some fifty-five Modoc fighters.
Although little known today, the Modoc War dominated national headlines for an entire year. Fought in south-central Oregon and northeastern California, the war settled into a siege in the desolate Lava Beds and climaxed the decades-long effort to dispossess and destroy the Modocs. The war did not end with the last shot fired, however. For the first and only time in U.S. history, Native fighters were tried and hanged for war crimes. The surviving Modocs were packed into cattle cars and shipped from Fort Klamath to the corrupt, disease-ridden Quapaw reservation in Oklahoma, where they found peace even more lethal than war.
The Modoc War tells the forgotten story of a violent and bloody Gilded Age campaign at a time when the federal government boasted officially of a “peace policy” toward Indigenous nations. This compelling history illuminates a dark corner in our country’s past. ORDER HERE
Mass Murder in California’s Empty Quarter: A Tale of Tribal Treachery at the Cedarville Rancheria by Ray March
Mass Murder in California’s Empty Quarter exposes a story of mass murder, a community’s racism, and tribal treachery in a small Paiute tribe. On February 20, 2014, an unseasonably warm winter day for the little agriculture town of Alturas, California, Cherie Rhoades walked into the Cedarville Rancheria’s Paiute tribal offices. In the space of nine minutes she killed four people and wounded two others using two 9mm semiautomatic handguns. In that time she slayed half of her immediate family and became only the second woman, and the first Native American woman, to commit mass murder in the United States. Ray A. March threads the story through the afternoon of the murders and explores the complex circumstances that led to it, including conditions of extreme economic disparity, privations resulting from tribal disenrollment, ineptness at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and family dysfunction coupled with a possible undiagnosed mental illness.This account of the tragic murders and the deplorable conditions leading up to them shed light on the formidable challenges Native Americans face in the twenty-first century as they strive to govern themselves under the guise of U.S.-sanctioned sovereignty. ORDER HERE
About the Authors –
Robert Aquinas McNally is a freelance writer and editor based in Concord, California. He is the author or coauthor of nine nonfiction books, including So Remorseless a Havoc: Of Dolphins, Whales, and Men .
Ray A. March is an independent journalist whose articles and essays have appeared in Time, the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and elsewhere. He is the author of several books, including Alabama Bound: Forty-Five Years inside a Prison System and A River in Ruin: The Story of the Carmel River (Nebraska, 2012).
Register in advance for this virtual meeting – http://bit.ly/McNallyMarch
(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Zoom Virtual Event
We're helping promote the brand new Eastmont Building Better Brains Book Club! Open to all ages! Looking for something new to read or ready to join a virtual discussion group? Join the
We’re helping promote the brand new Eastmont Building Better Brains Book Club!
Open to all ages!
Looking for something new to read or ready to join a virtual discussion group? Join the Eastmont Building Better Brains Book Club! January’s book selection is the New York Times bestseller The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. Monthly online discussion meetings are open to all ages and will take place online via Zoom the last week of each month. Membership is free and includes entry into a drawing to win a copy of the book. 10 new lucky winners will be drawn each month!
RSVP today to get started. Email with the zoom link will be sent the day before.
March book: Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
April Book: Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano – 4/29
May Book: The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes – 5/27
June Book: No Stopping Us Now: The Adventures of Older Women in American History by Gail Collins
Facebook group page for continuous discussion is at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/496532407985870 and called Eastmont Building Better Brains Book Club. It is a private group, so find us and ask to join!
(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST
Zoom Virtual Event