The Desert Nights, Rising Stars Literary Fair
Saturday, February 22, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at ASU Tempe
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 on the Front Lawn of Old Main on ASU Tempe (400 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 82581). Exhibitors will be set up from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Talks, readings, and other featured programs will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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.
This year's exhibitors include the Arizona Professional Writers, Arizona State Poetry Society, Barrett Honors College, Bookmans, Brick Cave Media, Cardboard House Press, Cinthia Richie, Desert Botanical Garden, Dorothy Rice, Elizabeth Martina Bishop, Hayden's Ferry Review, Holum Press, Hoot n Waddle, Jeffrey Marshall, Jessica McCann, Karen Shiffman Lateiner, little somethings press, Northern Arizona University Creative Writing Program, Palabras Bilingual Bookstore, Poets and Muses, Poisoned Pen Bookstore, Queer Poetry Salon with Equality Arizona, Read Better Be Better, rinky dink press, Romance Writers of America Phoenix, Sandra Marinella, Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths, Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, Sonora Review, Superstition Review, Tanline Printing, Tolsun Books, University of Arizona Press, Warner House Press, & Write On, Downtown.
This year's schedule is:
- 12:30 p.m.: Beyond the Ripped Bodice: Romance Writing in the 21st Century with HelenKay Dimon, Cathy McDavid, Deloris Nash, Willow Sanders, and Kris Tualla
- 1:45 p.m.: Children's Storytime with Michael Hale and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
- 2:15 p.m.: Getting Published in Literary Journals with Superstition Review and Hayden's Ferry Review
- 3:00 p.m.: Cartonera Collective: A Bilingual Reading with Cardboard House Press
- 3:30 p.m.: Pollentongue + Queer Poetry Salon with Jake Skeets, tanner menard, and Elliot Winter
- 4:15 p.m.: Listen Here, Jackalope: A Tolsun Books Reading with Sarah Abigail Adleman, Angela M. Brommel, Michael Buckius, and Sarah Sala
- 5:30 p.m.: Conference Farewell: City, State, Nation: Poets Laureate of the Southwest with Alberto Álvaro Ríos, Rosemarie Dombrowski, Sareya Taylor, Laura Tohe, and TC Tolbert
Interested in exhibiting? Engage with over 30,000 community members and 300 attendees by becoming an exhibitor today!