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

Literary arts for the larger community

Presented as a public extension of the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference in partnership with ASU Open Door, the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Literary Fair presents an afternoon of readings, panels, conversations, and performances from authors, publishers, and other literary 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 meet our exhibitors or view the fair schedule.

Interested in exhibiting? Engage with over 30,000 community members and 300 attendees by becoming an exhibitor today!