The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
Writers Conference

Conference Fellows

The Rising Stars of Desert Nights

For the first time, the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing is proud to present our fellows for the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference.

Through our Rising Stars fellowship program, we create a national platform for writers whose voices may not otherwise be heard, making them an integral part of the conference experience.

By teaching alongside conference faculty, fellows impact the lives of conference attendees while being nationally recognized in a prestigious position. 

To learn more about fellows, you can review the list below. Fellows for this year's conference will be announced soon.

If you are interested in becoming a fellow, you can visit the Rising Stars fellowship page or contact Education Programs Coordinator Felicia Zamora at 480.727.1787 or