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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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12/13/2018
Phoenix Public Market, 14 E Pierce St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

01/12/2019
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

01/22/2019
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

02/02/2019
Piper Writers Studio
A Deeper Image: A Poetry Workshop
Joshua Marie Wilkinson
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

02/21/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Classes, Piper Writers Studio
How to Survive Your Novel
Ramona Ausubel
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

02/21/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Writing Away from a Good/Evil Binary
Hanif Abdurraqib
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

02/21/2019
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Writing Down the Demons
Deborah Miranda
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

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

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

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
Resist the Erasure of Our [Im]Migrant Roots
María Luisa Arroyo
Thoren, University Club

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
Writers Relationship to Reading
Tara Ison, Deborah Miranda, Patricia Colleen Murphy
Carson Ballroom, Old Main

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
Poet as Bandleader
Hanif Abdurraqib
Carson Ballroom, Old Main

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
Compositional Improvisation
TC Tolbert
Thoren, University Club

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

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