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Author talks, readings, community events, and more

Besides our annual creative writing conference and our classes and workshops, the Piper Center regularly presents author readings, talks, and other kinds of literary events around the Valley.

Unless otherwise noted, all events are open to the public and free.

To learn more, see upcoming events or sign up for our mailing list.

All Upcoming Events

Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 7:00pm
Location: Singer Hall, Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Type: Reading

The University of Arizona Poetry Center is proud to present a poetry reading with Naomi Shihab Nye, After the reading, there will be a short Q&A and a book signing.

Please note: while this event is open to the public and free, you must RSVP in order to attend. Seats may be available the day of the event. However, as seating is limited, we recommend reserving your seats in advance. Any unclaimed seats will be released to the public five minutes before the start of the reading. 


Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 6:00pm
Location: Ventana Ballroom, Memorial Union, 301 E Orange St, Tempe, AZ 85281
Type: Author Event, Talk

Join award winning journalist and author Omar El Akkad for his talk, The Story of the American War, on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at the ASU Memorial Union in the Ventana Ballroom (301 E Orange St, Tempe, AZ 85281) at 6:00 p.m. A Q&A and book signing will follow the talk.


Date: Friday, April 26, 2019 - 6:30pm
Location: Changing Hands Tempe, 6428 South McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
Type: Reading

Join author Yi Shun Lai for a community reading from her novel, "Not a Self-Help Book: The Misadventures of Marty Wu," on Friday, April 26, 2019 at Tempe Changing Hands (6428 S McClintock Dr, Tempe, AZ 85283) at 6:30 p.m.

While encouraged, RSVPs are purely for the purposes of monitoring attendance, gauging interest, and communicating information about parking, directions, and other aspects of the event. You do not have to register or RSVP to attend this event. This event is open to the public and free.


Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 10:00am
Location: Mesa Convention Center, Building C, 201 N Center St, Mesa, AZ 85201
Type: Community Event, Reading, Talk, Workshop

The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing is partnering with local radio station and NPR affiliate KJZZ for their Arizona StoryFest & Authors Showcase, Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Mesa Convention Center (Building C, 201 N Center St, Meas, AZ 85201).