The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
Writers Conference

Photograph of Desert Nights, Rising Stars Fellows with sky in background

From left: 2019 Desert Nights, Rising Stars Fellows Sarah Rafael García, Halee Kirkwood, and Jabari Jawan Allen. Photographs by Kevin S Moul.

Conference Fellows

Access and opportunity for the writing community

Each year, the Piper Center offers a number of fellowships for individuals to present craft talks, workshops, and other conference sessions alongside nationally-recognized faculty.

Fellows are selected from an extremely competitive pool of writers, published authors, educators, and artists from all over North America. Each individual brings unique ideas, backgrounds, and areas of interest. The work, artistry, and teaching topics of these individuals adds to the dynamic and complex conversations and craft-building techniques spanning the creative writing world today.

Fellows for the 2020 Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference will be announced in Fall of 2019. 

In the meantime, you can meet past fellows, meet our faculty, view the schedule, or learn more about the conference.

Interested in presenting yourself? Learn more about becoming a fellow today!