Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference

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The People of Desert Nights, Rising Stars

Faculty, Fellows, MFA Presenters and More

So many people make the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference what it is. 

  • Faculty: Nationally-recognized and award-winning authors, agents, and other literary professionals presenting craft talks, panels, workshops, and more.
  • FellowsShowcasing voices at the conference that may not otherwise be heard.
  • Exhibitors: Authors, publishers, and other organizations exhibiting at the fair.
  • Sponsors: Educational institutions, non-profits, businesses, and other organizations supporting our work.
  • Other Presenters: MFA students, sponsored faculty, moderators and more.

We're more than a conference. We're a community. 

To learn more, keep reading. You can learn more about the conference or view this year's schedule

Meet the People of Desert Nights, Rising Stars