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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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02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Conference Welcome
Carson Ballroom, Old Main

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

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

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

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

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

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

02/22/2019
Old Main, Arizona State University, 400 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

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

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

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

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

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

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

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
ASU MFA Reading
Farnsworth Terrace, Old Main

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Events
ASU MFA Student Reading
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Red Hen Press presents Kate Gale
Kate Gale, Red Hen Press
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Events
Red Hen Press presents Douglas Manuel
Douglas Manuel, Red Hen Press
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

02/22/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Events
Volta Student Mentoring Program Reading
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

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

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