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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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09/21/2019
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Writing the Forbidden; Writing the Unthinkable
Mary Sojourner
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

09/23/2019
Changing Hands Phoenix, 300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013

10/01/2019
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Conquering the Short Story
Malik Toms
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

10/03/2019
Events, GET LIT
Get Lit: Whose Gaze Is It, Anyways?
Rogelio Juarez
Valley Bar, Reading Room, 130 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

10/04/2019
Events, Visiting Writers
Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers
Jake Skeets
Palabras Bilingual Bookstore, 1738 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85006

10/05/2019
Events, Meet Your Community
Meet Your Community 2019
Phoenix Public Market, Open Air Market 721 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

10/05/2019
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Energy and Poetry
Jake Skeets
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

10/09/2019
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

10/12/2019
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

10/13/2019
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
The Archeology of Poetry: Digging the Moment
t'ai freedom ford
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

10/18/2019
Events, Visiting Writers
Inspiring Radical Creativity
Gabby Rivera
Burton Barr Central Library, Pulliam Auditorium, 1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

10/19/2019
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Writing with Heart: When Love is Your Muse
Gabby Rivera
Burton Barr Central Library, Pulliam Auditorium, 1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

10/25/2019
Events, Local Writers, Visiting Writers
Tracing the Horse and Eminent Domain
Diana Marie Delgado, Justin Petropoulos
Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 South McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283

10/26/2019
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
In Search of Magic
Diana Marie Delgado
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

10/28/2019
Classes, Write Here, Write Now
Write Here, Write Now: Write Rocking Dialogue
Tom Leveen
Changing Hands Phoenix, 300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013

10/30/2019
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
There's A Chameleon in My Prose Poem: Poetry and the Art of Disguise
Justin Petropoulos
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

11/01/2019
Events, Visiting Writers
An Evening with R. L. Stine
R. L. Stine
Burton Barr Central Library, 2nd Floor, 1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

11/07/2019
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Nuestra Voz
Luis Ávila
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

11/09/2019
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
21 Days to a Novel
Michael A. Stackpole
Burton Barr Library, Pulliam Auditorium, 1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

11/16/2019
Events, Partnerships
Motionpoems Season 9
FilmBar, 812 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

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