The Virginia G. Piper
Center for Creative Writing

Home / All Events and Programs

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


11/20/2019
Student Programs, Events
ASU Undergraduate Showcase 2019
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

11/22/2019
Events, Visiting Writers
The Poetics of Borders, Race, and Capital
Wendy Trevino, Chris Nealon
Palabras Bilingual Bookstore, 1738 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85006

11/25/2019
Classes, Write Here, Write Now
Write Here, Write Now: Micro-Memoir
Rosemarie Dombrowski
Changing Hands Phoenix, 300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013

11/26/2019
Events, Veterans
Veterans Writing Circle
Marco Piña
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

12/03/2019
Events, Book Club
Black Leopard Red Wolf Reading Group
Marlon James, Michael Bennett
Lattie F. Coor Hall Room 4401, Arizona State University, 976 South Forest Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

12/05/2019
Events, GET LIT
Get Lit: Who Can Tell a Story?
Michelle Malonzo
Valley Bar, Reading Room, 130 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

12/15/2019
Piper Writers Studio, Events
Piper Writers Studio Showcase 2019
Fair Trade Cafe, 1020 N 1st Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003

12/30/2019
Write Here, Write Now, Events
Write Here, Write Now: Defamiliarization as Creative Technique
Cody Wilson
Changing Hands Phoenix, 300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013

01/15/2020
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Events
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Fellows Reading
Crescent Ballroom, Lounge, 308 N 2nd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003

01/17/2020
Events, Visiting Writers
Reclaiming the Fantasy Novel
Marlon James, Michael Bennett
Carson Ballroom, Old Main, Arizona State University, 400 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

01/23/2020
FilmBar, 815 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

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
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
Magical Realism
Alberto Álvaro Ríos
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
Queer Representation in Writing
Cathy Linh Che, Piper J Daniels, Kay Ulanday Barrett
Carson Ballroom, Old Main

02/21/2020
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Classes
On Making the Sad Funny
Natalie Lima
Traditions, University Club

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

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

Pages