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Everything you could possibly want to do

Looking for something literary? The Piper Center organizes numerous talks, readings, classes, workshops, and other literary events and programs across the greater Phoenix Metropolitan area across all types of genres and interests.

For all upcoming events and programs, view the list below. Unless otherwise noted, all events and programs are open to the public.

For specific kinds of events and programs, you can view:

You can also learn about our annual Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference every late February at Arizona State University.

For past events and programs, you can visit our archive.

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10/22/2020
Events, Visiting Writers
Global Medievalism into Africanfuturism
Nnedi Okorafor, Matt Bell
Zoom

10/26/2020
Write Here, Write Now, Events
Write Here, Write Now: Writing the Self
Fernanda Santos
Zoom

10/27/2020
Events
HFR 67: Haunted
Hayden's Ferry Review, Julia LoFaso, Aria Curtis, Kelsey Ward
Zoom

10/27/2020
Events, Veterans
Veterans Writing Circle
Marco Piña
Zoom

10/29/2020
Events
A Good Map of All Things Release Party
Alberto Ríos, Anita Huizar-Hernández
Zoom

11/01/2020
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Novel Starters
Hallie Ephron
Zoom

11/02/2020
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
NaNoWriMo Virtual Write-In
Zoom

11/03/2020
Events, Visiting Writers
A Reading and Conversation with Myriam Gurba
Myriam Gurba
Zoom

11/04/2020
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Advanced Poetry Workshop
Jabari Allen
Zoom

11/05/2020
Zoom

11/13/2020
Events, Visiting Writers
An Evening with Carmen Maria Machado
Carmen Maria Machado
Zoom

11/14/2020
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Stories That Stand Still
Carmen Maria Machado
Zoom

11/19/2020
Student Programs, Events
ASU Undergraduate Writers Showcase
Chris Clements, Carolina Quintero, Austin Davis, Dakota Lovins, Francisca Ribar, Kelsey Kerley
Zoom

11/19/2020
Student Programs, Events
Stellar Alumni Reading Series
Caitlin Horrocks, W. Todd Kaneko
Zoom

11/20/2020
Events
Scholarly Series on Hope and Empowerment
C Pam Zhang, Julian Lim
Zoom

11/23/2020
Write Here, Write Now, Events
Write Here, Write Now: A Little Bit of Magic
Dana Diehl
Zoom

12/01/2020
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Story Starters
Leah Newsom
Zoom

12/03/2020
Events, GET LIT
Get Lit: Overcoming Isolation / Superando al Aislamiento
The Cartonera Collective
Zoom

01/25/2021
Classes, Write Here, Write Now
Write Here, Write Now: YO! I'm Talking to You
Naomi Benaron
Zoom