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Piper Center Calendar

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.

View All Upcoming Events and Programs


01/21/2021
Events, Local Writers
Phoenix Youth Poet Laureate Spotlight Reading
Annika Clark
Zoom

01/25/2021
Write Here, Write Now, Events
Write Here, Write Now: You Talking to Me?
Naomi Benaron
Zoom

01/26/2021
Events, Veterans
Veterans Writing Circle
Marco Piña
Zoom

01/31/2021
NEA Big Read, Events
NEA Big Read Book Giveaway
Arizona Humanities
n/a

02/01/2021
NEA Big Read, Events
Phoenix Indian School Visitor Center Tours
Rosalie Talahongva
Phoenix Indian School Visitor Center, 300 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85012

02/01/2021
NEA Big Read, Events
Heard Museum Tours
Heard Museum
Heard Museum, 2301 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004

02/04/2021
Events, GET LIT
Get Lit: Black Optimism
Greg Moore
Zoom

02/10/2021
NEA Big Read, Events
Book Club Meet-and-Greet
Phoenix Public Library
Online (WebEx)

02/13/2021
NEA Big Read, Events
Labriola Show and Share
ASU Library Labriola Center
Zoom

02/17/2021
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Classes, Piper Writers Studio, DNRS Workshops
Modern Day Romance
Beverly Jenkins
Zoom

02/17/2021
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Classes, Piper Writers Studio, DNRS Workshops
Intensive Pitching Workshop
Chantelle Aimée Osman
Zoom

02/20/2021
NEA Big Read, Events
Labriola Scanning Day
ASU Library Labriola Center
Hayden Library, Level 2, Arizona State University Tempe, 300 Orange Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

02/22/2021
Classes, Write Here, Write Now, Events
Write Here, Write Now: Anaphora Anaphora
Shelley Wong
Zoom

02/24/2021

02/27/2021
NEA Big Read, Classes, Events
Labriola Zine Workshop
Amber McCrary, ASU Library Labriola Center
Zoom

02/27/2021
NEA Big Read, Events
NEA Big Read Kick Off: Evening Song
Luci Tapahonso, Laura Tohe, Amanda R. Tachine, Jake Skeets, Arizona Humanities
Zoom

02/28/2021
NEA Big Read, Events
All About The Round House
Joe Buenker
Zoom

03/04/2021
NEA Big Read, Events, GET LIT
Get Lit: Decolonization
Amanda R. Tachine
Zoom

03/05/2021
NEA Big Read, Events
Map(ing) Gallery Hours
ASU School of Art, Mary Hood
Step Gallery, 605 E Grant St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

03/05/2021
NEA Big Read, Events
Map(ing) Opening Reception
ASU School of Art, Mary Hood
Step Gallery, 605 E Grant St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

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