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February 21 - 22, 2020 at Arizona State University
While the Piper Center regularly offers creative writing classes and workshops through the Piper Writers Studio throughout the year, the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference is the crown jewel of our educational programming, bringing together over 300 writers from all backgrounds, genres, and levels of experience for two days of literary craft, culture, and community every late February at ASU Tempe.
Our conference offers a unique and intimate creative writing experience that meets people wherever they are, creating a warm, welcoming and supportive environment where writers learn from each other as they work towards their goals.
To learn more about the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, you can:
Beyond our regular conference programming, Desert Nights, Rising Stars features additional opportunities for deeper learning and personal connection, including:
If you're looking to get more involved in the conference beyond registering as an attendee, you can:
Beyond space, exhibitors receive discounted and/or complimentary registrations and have the opportunity to present at the fair. Sponsors receive special registration rates, free advertising, exhibitor space, and more.
If you have any questions, contact Coordinator Ashley Wilkins at 480.965.7103 or Ashley.Wilkins@asu.edu.