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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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01/27/2020
Write Here, Write Now, Events
Revolutionary Poetry
Fargo Tbakhi
Changing Hands Phoenix, 300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013

01/28/2020
Events, Veterans
Veterans Writing Circle
Marco Piña
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

02/06/2020
Events, GET LIT
Get Lit: Art as Activism
tanner menard
Valley Bar, Reading Room, 130 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003

02/20/2020
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Classes, Piper Writers Studio, DNRS Workshops
Character Therapy
Tracey Baptiste
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

02/20/2020
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Classes, Piper Writers Studio, DNRS Workshops
Discovering What Binds Us Together
Sherwin Bitsui
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

02/20/2020
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Classes, Piper Writers Studio, DNRS Workshops
Trans, Non-binary, and Queer+ Poetry Wonder
TC Tolbert
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

02/20/2020
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Classes, Piper Writers Studio, DNRS Workshops
Cultivating Chaos
Cristina García
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

02/20/2020
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Classes, Piper Writers Studio, DNRS Workshops
The Transformational Image: A Poetry Workshop
Cathy Linh Che
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

02/20/2020
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Events
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Off-Site Kick-Off
Changing Hands Phoenix, 300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013

02/21/2020
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Classes
Conference Welcome
Carson Ballroom, Old Main

02/21/2020
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Classes
So You Want to Write Nonfiction About Your Family
Andrea Avery
Heritage, University Club

02/21/2020
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Classes
Feminism and Romance: A Match Made in Fiction
Willow Sanders
Tooker, Old Main

02/21/2020
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Classes
Magical Realism
Alberto Álvaro Ríos
Basha, Old Main

02/21/2020
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Classes
The Sensory as Inspiration for Story
Jenny Irish
Traditions, University Club

02/21/2020
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Classes
Poetry and its Translation: Tiawanaku’s Approach to Pluricultural Poetics
Ilana Luna, Judith Santopietro
Thoren, University Club

02/21/2020
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Classes
Creative Writing is Queer
Cathy Linh Che, Piper J Daniels, Kay Ulanday Barrett, Raquel Gutiérrez
Carson Ballroom, Old Main

02/21/2020
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Classes
Ripple Effect: One Idea, Many Iterations
Yi Shun Lai
Tooker, Old Main

02/21/2020
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Classes
Lyrical Therapy: Clinical and Nonclinical Applications of Poetry in Healthcare/Self-Care
Rosemarie Dombrowski
Heritage, University Club

02/21/2020
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Classes
Panel: Making a Mystery
Shannon Baker, Dianne Freeman, Denise Ganley, Deborah J. Ledford, Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths
Thoren, University Club

02/21/2020
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Classes
Suspending Damage in Fiction
Rogelio Juárez
Basha, Old Main

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