The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
Writers Conference

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 in partnership with ASU Open Door, 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, 2019 from 11:00 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 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: Over 25 authors, publishers, educational institutions, and other literary organizations from all over the country
  • View the fair schedule: Over 20 author talks, readings, panels, and literary performances
  • Become an exhibitor: Engage with over 30,000 community members and 300 attendees