The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
Writers Conference

Picture of Old Main with large yellow moon, blue rays, and sunset sky

Original photograph of Old Main by Deanna Dent / ASU Now. Other original photographs by NASA.

The Desert Nights, Rising Stars Literary Fair

A celebration of literature for the larger community

Presented as a public extension of the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Literary Fair presents over 20 talks, readings, panels, and other literary performances from authors, publishers, and other organizations from all over the Southwest.  

This year's fair takes place on Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the Front Lawn of Old Main on ASU Tempe (400 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 82581). 

All fair events and activities are open to the public and free. You do not need to register for the conference in order to attend.

To learn more about the fair, you can: