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Talks and Readings

Celebrating creative writing in our local community

Throughout the year, the PIper Center organizes readings, talks, and other literary events. Unless otherwise noted, all events are open to the public and free.

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All Upcoming Events

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 2:00pm

The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing is partnering with local radio station and NPR affiliate KJZZ on their Holiday StoryFest & Author's Showcase, Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Glendale Civic Center (5750 W Glenn Dr, Glendale, AZ 85301) from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. 

The event features storytellers, readings and talks from local authors, and activities for children. Attendees will also have the opportunity to interact with local authors and the Soundbite mobile recording studio. More information about talks and readings will be announced soon. 


Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 1:00pm

Come see what the students and faculty of the Piper Writers Studio have been up to with short readings of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and more in our annual Piper Writers Studio Showcase, Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Changing Hands Phoenix (300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013) from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Readers will be announced in mid-to late November.