The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
Writers Conference

Advanced Workshops

Deeper engagement with conference faculty

Beyond panels, craft talks, and regular conference offerings, the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference features advanced workshops with selected conference faculty.

Advanced workshops provide individuals with opportunities for deeper learning, closer feedback, and more personalized relationships with conference faculty.

By participating in advanced workshops, writers form tight-knit bonds with each other and become part of an intimate cohort ahead of the larger activities. Each workshop takes place the day before the conference (Thursday) and is about three hours long.

To learn more about advanced workshops, you can view the list below. 

Advanced workshops will be announced soon. 

Priority Registration

Conference attendees will have priority registration for advanced workshops through December 31.

Please note: advanced workshops are not included in the conference registration and are subject to additional fees. 

More information about registering for advanced workshops will be provided to conference attendees upon registration.  

Advanced workshops will open for registration to the general public on January 1.