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Everything you could have wanted to do

Over the years, the Piper Center has organized hundreds of talks, readings, classes, workshops, and other literary events and programs around the greater Phoenix Metropolitan area across all types of genres and interests.

For all past events and programs, view the list below.

You can also visit pages for specific kinds of past events and programs:

For all upcoming events and programs, view our calendar.

All Past Events and Programs


11/20/2019
Student Programs, Events
ASU Undergraduate Showcase 2019

11/16/2019
Events, Partnerships
Motionpoems Season 9

11/09/2019
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
21 Days to a Novel
Michael A. Stackpole

11/08/2019
Events, Local Writers
Iron City Magazine Issue 4 Launch
Iron City Magazine, Ken Lamberton, Lindsey Saya

11/07/2019
Events, Partnerships
From Page to Stage: Fellow Travelers
Arizona Opera, Gregory Spears, Greg Pierce, Kevin Newbury, Thomas Mallon

11/07/2019
Events, GET LIT
Get Lit: Narrating the Body
Daniel Mills

11/07/2019
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Nuestra Voz
Luis Ávila

11/01/2019
Events, Visiting Writers
An Evening with R. L. Stine
R. L. Stine

10/30/2019
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
There's A Chameleon in My Prose Poem: Poetry and the Art of Disguise
Justin Petropoulos

10/28/2019
Classes, Write Here, Write Now
Write Here, Write Now: Write Rocking Dialogue
Tom Leveen

10/26/2019
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
In Search of Magic
Diana Marie Delgado

10/25/2019
Events, Local Writers, Visiting Writers
Tracing the Horse and Eminent Domain
Diana Marie Delgado, Justin Petropoulos

10/19/2019
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Writing with Heart: When Love is Your Muse
Gabby Rivera

10/18/2019
Events, Visiting Writers
Inspiring Radical Creativity
Gabby Rivera

10/13/2019
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
The Archeology of Poetry: Digging the Moment
t'ai freedom ford

10/12/2019

10/09/2019

10/05/2019
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Energy and Poetry
Jake Skeets

10/05/2019
Events, Meet Your Community
Meet Your Community 2019

10/04/2019
Events, Visiting Writers
Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers
Jake Skeets

10/03/2019
Events, GET LIT
Get Lit: Whose Gaze Is It, Anyways?
Rogelio Juárez

10/01/2019
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Conquering the Short Story
Malik Toms

09/23/2019

09/21/2019
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Writing the Forbidden; Writing the Unthinkable
Mary Sojourner

09/16/2019
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Advanced Fiction Workshop
James Sallis

09/14/2019
Events, Visiting Writers
Unaccompanied
Javier Zamora

09/14/2019
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Engagement in Poetry / Engaged Poetry
Javier Zamora

09/12/2019
Events, Visiting Writers
An Evening with Danez Smith
Danez Smith

09/11/2019
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Poeming in Code, Singing to Our Beloveds
Danez Smith

09/05/2019
Events, GET LIT
Get Lit: Breaking News
Rosemarie Dombrowski

09/05/2019
Events
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
Angelita Reyes

09/04/2019
Events, Visiting Writers, Partnerships
The University of Arizona Poetry Center Presents
Erika L. Sánchez, sam sax

08/10/2019
Events, #phxlitserv
#PhxLitServ Second Meeting

08/03/2019
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Building a Freelance Writing Career
Mark Athitakis

07/27/2019
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
There's No Place Like Home: Writing Big in Small Spaces
Tucker Leighty Phillips

07/23/2019
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Built Environments: The Craft of Formal Innovation
Saretta Morgan

07/20/2019
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Consider the Body: The Poetics of Disease and Health
Laura Maher

06/22/2019
Events, #phxlitserv
#PhxLitServ Inaugural Meeting

06/20/2019
Events, Visiting Writers
A Reading with Ofelia Zepeda
Ofelia Zepeda

06/18/2019
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Writing Toward the Boundaries of Grief and God
Erin Noehre

06/15/2019
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
We Cannot Look Away: Exploring a Social Conscience Through Writing
Stella Pope Duarte

05/18/2019

05/17/2019
Events, Visiting Writers
A Reading with Todd Mitchell
Todd Mitchell

05/09/2019
Events, Local Writers
A Celebration of Bojan Louis
Bojan Louis

05/09/2019

05/05/2019
Events, Visiting Writers
Am I American Yet?
Abdi Nor Iftin

05/01/2019
Classes, Piper Writers Studio, Online Classes and Workshops
Revising Your Novel
Corey Ann Haydu

05/01/2019
Classes, Piper Writers Studio, Online Classes and Workshops
Publishing Opportunities for Fiction and Nonfiction Writers
Beth Staples

05/01/2019
Events, Student Programs
Piper Mentoring Program Celebration

04/27/2019

04/26/2019
Events, Visiting Writers
A Reading with Yi Shun Lai
Yi Shun Lai

04/25/2019
Events, Student Programs
Thousand Languages Student Mixer

04/22/2019
Events, Student Programs, Partnerships
Just Write Presents Matt Bell
Matt Bell, Just Write

04/20/2019
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Seven Ways to Disrupt Your Poetry
Terese Svoboda

04/18/2019
Events, Visiting Writers
The Story of the American War
Omar El Akkad

04/17/2019
Events, Visiting Writers, Partnerships
University of Arizona Poetry Center Reading
Naomi Shihab Nye

04/12/2019
Events, Visiting Writers
Borderlands Poetry presents Vanessa Angélica Villarreal
Vanessa Angélica Villarreal

04/10/2019
Events, Visiting Writers
An Evening with Cherríe Moraga
Cherríe Moraga

04/06/2019
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
True Story: Using Journalism Basics to Report Memoir
Amy Silverman

03/21/2019

03/20/2019
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Building Compelling Scenes
Blair Hurley

03/14/2019
Events, Visiting Writers
ASU MFA Alumni Reading
Iliana Rocha, Vedran Husić

03/14/2019
Events
The Rest I Make Up
Michelle Memran

03/09/2019

02/23/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Events, Visiting Writers
De Las Islas: A Celebration of Cuba & Puerto Rico
Achy Obejas, Jennine Capó Crucet, Nicole Sealey

02/23/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Fellowship Recognition

02/23/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Events
A Bilingual Performance by Cartonera Collective
Cardboard House Press

02/23/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Events
Stories of Service: Creative Writing and the Military
Office for Veteran and Military Engagement

02/23/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Backstory: Moving Forward, Looking Back
Natashia Deón

02/23/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
The Futurists: Writing for the Network Society
Leah Bailly

02/23/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Classes
Is Happiness Interesting?: The Craft of Writing Joy
Annie Vitalsey

02/23/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Writing the Dead
Kirk Wisland

02/23/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Climate Fiction, Eco-Fabulism, and The New Weird: Writing Fiction for the Future
Matt Bell

02/23/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Image, Form & Intersections of Identity in Poetry
Nicole Sealey, Bojan Louis, Carmen Giménez Smith, Justin Petropoulos

02/23/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Events
Punk Rock Poetry: Publishing for the People
rinky dink press

02/23/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Events
And So We Die, Having First Slept
Jennifer Spiegel

02/23/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Hip-hop and Poetry: A Conversation on Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, and Representation
Hanif Abdurraqib, Douglas Manuel

02/23/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Free-Range Writers
James Sallis

02/23/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Did That Really Happen?: Writing Characters So Real, They Walk Right off the Page
Kirstin Chen

02/23/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Shifting Through Cultural Memory
haydée (hr) souffrant

02/23/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
The Private in Public Art
Alberto Álvaro Ríos

02/23/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Events
A Dream: Poems by a Child Victim of the Holocaust
Books of Kell's Press

02/23/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
The Direct Address of Objects
Sally Ball

02/23/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Events
of/from/around La Frontera: A Reading
University of Texas at El Paso Department of Creative Writing

02/23/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Seeing is Believing: Drafting the Lasting Image
Nicole Sealey

02/23/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
The Agent Journey: From Landing an Agent to Publication
Kirby Kim

02/23/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Ambiguity: Challenging Gender Stereotypes In Literary Fiction
Sarah Leamy

02/23/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Subverting Biological Essentialism in Nature Writing
Halee Kirkwood

02/23/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
The Art of Contemporary Nonfiction Panel
Fernanda Santos, Yvette Johnson, Mike Conklin, Walonda Williams

02/23/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Classes
Interrogating Empathy
Jabari Jawan Allen, Maritza N. Estrada, Joel Salcido, Elliot Rose Winter

02/23/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Events
Reading between Lines, Writing behind Bars: Creative Writing & Incarceration
Iron City Magazine, University of Arizona Poetry Center

02/23/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Events
Rewriting the Literary Landscape: Five IAIA Writers
Institute of American Indian Arts

02/23/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Community Reading

02/23/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Events
Writers Conference Community Reading

02/23/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Events
Barrett, the Honors College Presents an Undergraduate Reading
Lux, Barrett, the Honors College

02/23/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
What About Love?
Bill Konigsberg

02/23/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Classes
The Exploration and Exploitation of Poetic Bodies
Maritza N Estrada, Erin Noehre

02/23/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
The Hidden Lives of Books: Publication Ins and Outs
Natashia Deón, Matt Bell, Ramona Ausubel, Jonathan Danielson

02/23/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Creating a Mixed-Genre Family Memoir
Deborah Miranda

02/23/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Fairy Tales for Truth and Justice
Sarah Rafael García

02/23/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
The Art of Persona: Condensing Social Distance Between Poet and Mask
Jabari Jawan Allen

02/23/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Events
Out of the Queue: Common Mistakes in the Submissions Process
Superstition Review, Tahoma Literary Review

02/23/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Classes
Time and Narrative: How We Add Weight to Our Stories
Warren Glynn

02/23/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Queerness in Creative Writing
Achy Obejas, Terry Galloway, TC Tolbert, Piper J. Daniels

02/23/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Establishing the Terms: Story and Novel Openings as Contracts
Jennine Capó Crucet

02/23/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Setting as a Character: Using Sensory Details to Write a Place that Propels Narrative
Yohanca Delgado

02/23/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Mining Your Life for Fiction
Yi Shun Lai

02/23/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
We Are All Storytellers
Fernanda Santos

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Keynote: Topography of the Self
Carmen Giménez Smith, Letras Latinas

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Small Group Check Ins

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Events
Off-Duty Elvis: A Reading by Las Vegas Poets
Tolsun Books

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Events
Going Indie
Kay Hartford

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Events
Transfer U
Mike Conklin

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Getting Down to Business: Publishing and You
Erin Jade Lange, Kirby Kim, Sally Ball, Katie Berta

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Conflict as Heart and Engine of Story
Achy Obejas

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Fact into Fiction
Tara Ison

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Writers of Color in a White Man's Literary World
Rashaad Thomas

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
The Big Fat World: Fiction for All Sizes
Kelly deVos

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Classes
Writing Sex Fearlessly
Kalani Pickhart

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
The Operator
Howard Gershkowitz

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Events
Comelibros: The Girl Who Eats Books
María Luisa Arroyo

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Literary Citizenship Panel: Craft as Culture
Kirstin Chen, Bill Konigsberg, Jennine Capó Crucet, Matthew Salesses, Jake Friedman

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Making Facts Matter
Mike Conklin

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Imagination and the War on Cliché
James Sallis

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Healing through Creative Writing
Briyana D Clarel

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Talking Back to Dominant Narratives
Douglas Manuel

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Classes
Building a City of Stories
Justin Noga, Noah Trammell

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Events
The TLR Share Project: A Reading
The Literary Review

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Events
Up the Amazon River without a Paddle: Selling your Book on Amazon.com
Susan Stoltz, Hayley Rose

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Beyond Genre: How to Tell Unforgettable Science Fiction Stories
Malik Toms

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Actual Lives: Writing and Performing Disability
Terry Galloway

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Trends in Literary Magazine Publishing
Patricia Colleen Murphy

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Writing the Body in Health and Illness
Laura Maher

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
The Family Saga: History and the Multi-Generational Novel
Joseph Han

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Electricity & The Service Panel
Bojan Louis

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Events
Volta Student Mentoring Program Reading

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Events
Red Hen Press presents Douglas Manuel
Douglas Manuel, Red Hen Press

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Red Hen Press presents Kate Gale
Kate Gale, Red Hen Press

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
ASU MFA Reading

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Events
ASU MFA Student Reading

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
In Search of the Inciting Incident: Novel Plot and Structure
Matthew Salesses

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Eight Drafts in Search of a Story
Ramona Ausubel

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Poet as Bandleader
Hanif Abdurraqib

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Fun and Freedom in Writing
Susanne Brent

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
The Job of Culture and Storytelling for The Resistance
Anna Flores

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Compositional Improvisation
TC Tolbert

02/22/2019

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Writing Personal Essays for Newspapers
Jane Marcellus

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Writers Relationship to Reading
Tara Ison, Deborah Miranda, Patricia Colleen Murphy, Mark Athitakis

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Speaking Their Language: The Voice of the Modern Teen
Erin Jade Lange

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Writing for Change
Yvette Johnson

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Classes
Demystifying the Creative Process: Rituals, Self-Care, and Habits for Writers
Elizabeth Charles

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Resist the Erasure of Our [Im]Migrant Roots
María Luisa Arroyo

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Conference Welcome

02/21/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Classes, Piper Writers Studio, DNRS Workshops
Writing Away from a Good/Evil Binary
Hanif Abdurraqib

02/21/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Classes, Piper Writers Studio, DNRS Workshops
Writing Down the Demons
Deborah Miranda

02/21/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Classes, Piper Writers Studio, DNRS Workshops
How to Survive Your Novel
Ramona Ausubel

02/21/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Classes, Piper Writers Studio, DNRS Workshops
Multiplying Language: The Art of Codeswitching and Bilingualism in Creative Writing
Achy Obejas

02/13/2019
Events, Student Programs
After the MFA
Iliana Rocha, Vedran Husić

02/12/2019
Events
A Celebration of Natalie Diaz
Natalie Diaz

02/06/2019
Events, Visiting Writers, Partnerships
Art for Justice
Nikky Finney

02/02/2019
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
A Deeper Image: A Poetry Workshop
Joshua Marie Wilkinson

01/22/2019
Events
A Celebration of Bill Konigsberg
Bill Konigsberg

01/12/2019
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
The Piper Writers Studio Presents Visiting Faculty Susan Devan Harness
Susan Devan Harness

12/09/2018
Piper Writers Studio, Events
Piper Writers Studio Showcase 2018

12/03/2018

12/01/2018

11/19/2018
Classes, Piper Writers Studio, Events, Visiting Writers
Natalie Diaz and [archi]TEXTS present Borderlands Poetry: A Conversation and Reading
Eduardo C Corral

11/17/2018
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Poetry of the Body
Andrea Scarpino

11/13/2018
Events, Visiting Writers, Student Programs
ASU MFA Alumni Reading with Dorothy Chan and Dana Diehl
Dorothy Chan, Dana Diehl

11/13/2018
Events, Student Programs
After the MFA with Dorothy Chan and Dana Diehl
Dorothy Chan, Dana Diehl

11/11/2018
Events, Visiting Writers
HOLD: The Making of an Artist's Book
Sally Ball, Jan Vičar

11/03/2018
Events, Visiting Writers, NonfictioNOW
Art Above Everything
Stephanie Elizondo Griest

11/03/2018
Events, Visiting Writers, NonfictioNOW
Writing on Ice
Gretel Ehrlich

11/02/2018
Events, Visiting Writers, NonfictioNOW
Psychogeography of the Borderlands
Francisco Cantú

10/27/2018
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
At Work in Sound and Vision: A Poetry Workshop
Dan Beachy Quick

10/26/2018
Events, Visiting Writers
Poetry Reading: Dan Beachy-Quick
Dan Beachy Quick

10/20/2018
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Performance Narrative: Literary Wordplay Breaks into Stageplay
Walonda Williams

10/19/2018
Events, Student Programs
Writers within the Ivory Tower
Elizabyth Hiscox

10/14/2018

10/13/2018
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Fairy Tales as Creative Springboard
Ursula Vernon

10/12/2018

10/04/2018
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
The Big Picture: Writing Your First Screenplay
Beverly Smith Dawson

10/03/2018
Events, Visiting Writers
Charles Simic with Sara Sams
Charles Simic, Sara Sams

10/02/2018
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
The Body Electric, Memoir-Style
Andrea Avery

09/20/2018

09/15/2018
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Where the Devil Is: The Craft of Specific Detail
Tara Ison

09/10/2018

09/08/2018
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Between Inventory & Invention: A List Poem Workshop
Carolina Ebeid

09/07/2018
Events, Visiting Writers
Poetry Reading: Carolina Ebeid
Carolina Ebeid

09/05/2018
Events, Visiting Writers
Poetry Reading: Morgan Parker and Tommy Pico
Morgan Parker, Tommy Pico

09/04/2018
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Writing from Dreams: A Multi-Genre Workshop
Kelly Lydick

08/04/2018
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Jump Start. Reset. Recharge. Fiction Writing Intensive
James Sallis

08/04/2018
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Experimental Games of Found Writing: A Workshop
Justin Noga

07/10/2018
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
From Notes to Narrative: Building Stories from Our Daily Lives
Warren Glynn

06/11/2018
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Literary Astronomy: Workshop as Wonder
David Joseph

06/04/2018
Events, Visiting Writers
Book Release: Nobody is Ever Missing with Cody Wilson
Cody Wilson, Jennifer Battisti, Elizabeth Meadows, Jesse Sensibar

05/19/2018
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
From the Stage to the Page: Writing Dialogue Workshop
Amy Fellner Dominy

05/16/2018
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Tiny Package, Big Punch: Flash Memoir and the Art of Concision
Rosemarie Dombrowski

05/01/2018
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Diving into the Wreck: Excavating Family Histories
Diana Arterian, Douglas Manuel

04/30/2018
Events, Visiting Writers
Diana Arterian and Douglas Manuel Read at Valley Bar
Diana Arterian, Douglas Manuel

04/20/2018
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Unraveling the Mystery of Mysteries
Chantelle Aimée Osman

04/10/2018
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Bilingual Phoenix: Chronicles of a Desert City
Luis Avila

03/26/2018
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Let Your Memoir Be Your Resistance
Yvette Johnson

03/23/2018
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
The Piper Writers Studio Presents Visiting Faculty John Calderazzo
John Calderazzo

03/16/2018
Events, Visiting Writers
Reading with Elena Passarello
Elena Passarello

03/02/2018
Events, Visiting Writers
Cli-Fi Bodies, Heart-Born Worlds
Lidia Yuknavitch

02/24/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Re-Visioning: Revising the Manuscript and Conference Wrap-up
Kevin McIlvoy, Claire Vaye Watkins, Alix Ohlin

02/24/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Structure of Collections
Ander Monson

02/24/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Query Letters
Rayhané Sanders

02/24/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Poetics of Witness Workshop
Cynthia Hogue

02/24/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Maps for Storytellers
Tara Ison

02/24/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Travel Writing: Going There
Roy Kesey

02/24/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Who's Allowed to Write LGBTQ?
Bill Konigsberg

02/24/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Animals and the Imagination
Stephen Kuusisto

02/24/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Considering the Body
Natalie Diaz, Wanda Dalla Costa

02/24/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Lunch

02/24/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Memoir as Two-Way Mirror
Andrea Avery

02/24/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Writer in the World: Publishing and Author Platforms
Kaveh Akbar, Emily Bell, Nina McConigley, Daniel José Older

02/24/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Car Crashes, Escape Hatches, and Hobbit Helmets: Where Did Your Suspense Go?
Matt Bell

02/24/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Genres and Their Place in Your Work
Charlie Jane Anders

02/24/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Lyrical Resistance: The Power of Ethnographic Poetry
Rosemarie Dombrowski

02/24/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
How to Freeze Time
Jenny Johnson

02/24/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
The Same Thing, But Different: Writing Series Fiction, Sequels, and Connected Stories
Tod Goldberg

02/24/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
False Starts: Finding Where Your Story Really Begins
Amy K. Nichols

02/24/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
The Direction of Contemporary Fiction
Emily Bell, Ander Monson, Rayhané Sanders

02/24/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
What American Regionalism Means to Me
Claire Vaye Watkins

02/24/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Error & Accident: Using Found Materials
Ander Monson

02/24/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Mining the Poetic Unconscious
Kaveh Akbar

02/24/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Writing for Sequential Art and the Quest for Silence
Cecil Castellucci

02/23/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Finding Your Inner Teen
Bill Konigsberg

02/23/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
The Art of Dialogue
Tara Ison

02/23/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Future Present: Writing Speculative Fiction about the Here and Now
Malka Older

02/23/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
The First Book: Publishing and You
Kaveh Akbar, Andrea Avery, Derek Palacio, Kristen Radtke

02/23/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Writing the Anthropocene
Claire Vaye Watkins

02/23/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Pardon My Youth: Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
Cecil Castellucci

02/23/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Contested Memories
Roy Kesey

02/23/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Making Beautiful Sentences
Alix Ohlin

02/23/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Writing the New American West: Postfrontier Literature
Nina McConigley

02/23/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Writing Life: Balancing Word and World
Derek Palacio, Malka Older, Jenny Johnson

02/23/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Reliably Unreliable: Writing Unreliable Narrators
Tod Goldberg

02/23/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Where Poetry Comes From
Alberto Álvaro Ríos

02/23/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Lunch

02/23/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Temporality
Kevin McIlvoy

02/23/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Believable Characters in Unbelievable Situations
Charlie Jane Anders

02/23/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Narrative Fundamentals
Daniel José Older

02/23/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Memoir and the Body
Rosemarie Dombrowski, Stephen Kuusisto, Andrea Avery

02/23/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
The Craft of Character: From the Charismatic to the Anti-Hero
Tod Goldberg, Roy Kesey, Alix Ohlin

02/23/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Putting the Science in Science Fiction
Amy K. Nichols

02/23/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
From Acquisition to Publication
Emily Bell

02/23/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Representing Foreign Territories in Fiction
Nina McConigley

02/23/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Frame Work
Jac Jemc

02/23/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Working with Agents
Rayhané Sanders

02/23/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Writing in the Visual Medium
Kristen Radtke, Cecil Castellucci

02/23/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Research for Writers
Derek Palacio

02/22/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Conference Keynote
Natalie Diaz

02/22/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Reception

02/22/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Crisis Creates Us: The Three Act Structure
Daniel José Older

02/22/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
The Devil's in the Details
Charlie Jane Anders, Tara Ison, Bill Konigsberg

02/22/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Writer's Voice on Graphic Nonfiction
Kristen Radtke

02/22/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
The Lyric Impulse
Stephen Kuusisto

02/22/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Haunting: Mining Memory to Add Depth and Intrigue
Jac Jemc

02/22/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
When Words Won't Come
Jac Jemc, Malka Older, Amy K. Nichols

02/22/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Erotic and Aesthetic Distance (On Henri Michaux and Anais Nin)
Kevin McIlvoy

02/22/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Tiny Package, Big Punch: Flash Memoir and the Art of Concision
Rosemarie Dombrowski

02/22/2018
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Exploring the Unsayable Through Sound
Jenny Johnson

02/02/2018
Events, Student Programs
Reading with Khaled Mattawa
Khaled Mattawa

01/29/2018
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Story Notes: Planning and Structuring Your Novel
Malik Toms

01/23/2018
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Storytelling to Educate, Advocate, and Activate
Christopher Reider

01/23/2018
Events
archiTEXTS Micro-Studio
Sandra Cisneros, Eduardo C Corral

01/19/2018
Events, Visiting Writers
Reading with Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith

01/18/2018
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Reading (Poetry) Like A Robber
Jeredith Merrin

12/02/2017
Events, Visiting Writers
Legacies: A Conversation with Sandra Cisneros, Rita Dove, and Joy Harjo
Sandra Cisneros, Rita Dove, Joy Harjo, Natalie Diaz

12/01/2017
Events, Visiting Writers, Partnerships
Joy Harjo, Rita Dove, & Sandra Cisneros hosted by Natalie Diaz at the Phoenix Art Museum
Sandra Cisneros, Rita Dove, Joy Harjo, Natalie Diaz

11/13/2017
Events, Student Programs
The Citizen-Artist
Sheila McMullin

11/09/2017
Events, Visiting Writers
Indigenous Binaries
Eric Gansworth

10/21/2017
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Flash Fiction
Venita Blackburn

10/18/2017
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
The Supercharged Inspired Life
Sharon Suzuki Martinez

10/18/2017
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Information Dumps, Information Delicacies
James Sallis

10/14/2017
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Crossing the Line: Too Close For Comfort
Jennifer Spiegel

10/13/2017
Events, Visiting Writers
Reading with Amelia Gray
Amelia Gray

09/23/2017
Piper Writers Studio
Poetry and Politics: Crafting Poems from Headlines
Valerie Bandura Finn

09/20/2017
Events, Visiting Writers, Partnerships
The Comedy of Coping
Kim Stanley Robinson

09/09/2017

09/05/2017
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Writing from the Art: What Can Art Teach Us About Writing?
Mark Haunschild

09/05/2017
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
The Two-Way Mirror: Writing Memoir
Andrea Avery

04/22/2017
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Another Voice: Creating Memorable Poetic Personas
Lois Roma Deeley

04/20/2017
Events, Visiting Writers
The Refugees with Viet Thanh Nguyen
Viet Thanh Nguyen

04/08/2017
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
The Facts of Life…and Death: Writing Crime Accurately
Deborah Ledford

04/07/2017
Events, Visiting Writers
Poetry Reading with Camille Rankine & Ocean Vuong
Camille Rankine, Ocean Vuong

04/05/2017
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
The Story Behind the Poem
James Sallis

04/05/2017
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Having a Blast: The Art of Comedy and Writing
Rebecca Byrkit

04/04/2017
Events, Visiting Writers
Behind Hidden Figures with Margot Lee Shetterly
Margot Lee Shetterly

03/25/2017
DC Classes and Workshops
Your Podcast is a Story: Finding and Telling Strong Narratives
Tracey Wahl, Rebecca Davis

03/21/2017
Events, Visiting Writers
War, Race and Empire
Amitav Ghosh

03/14/2017
Events, Visiting Writers
MFA Alumni Reading with Allegra Hyde and H. Lee Barnes
H Lee Barnes, Allegra Hyde

03/03/2017
Events, Visiting Writers
Poetry Reading with Forrest Gander
Forrest Gander