Upcoming Readings and Talks

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 7:00pm

The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing is proud to co-sponsor the University of Arizona Poetry Center in Phoenix, featuring poet, translator, and essayist Forrest Gander on Friday, March 3rd, 2017 at the Phoenix Art Museum (1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004) at 7 pm. This event is open to the public and free.

 

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 7:00pm

The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing is a proud co-sponsor of the MFA Alumni reading featuring Allegra Hyde and H. Lee Barnes on Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the Alumni Lounge in Memorial Union (Arizona State Univeristy, 1290 S Normal Ave, Tempe, AZ 85287).

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 7:00pm

Spanning multiple fields and methodologies, internationally acclaimed author Amitav Ghosh will draw on his latest book, The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable, to present a talk entitled War, Race and Empire in the Anthropocene: Some Occluded Aspects of Climate Change on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at the Tempe Center for the Arts (700 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85821) at 7:00 pm. A short Q&A and a book signing will follow the talk.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 7:00pm

Join the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing as we present author Margot Lee Shetterly for a look behind her debut book Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 in the Virginia G. Piper Repertory Theater at the Orpheum Theater (203 W Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85003) at 7:00 pm.

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Friday, April 7, 2017 - 7:00pm

The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing is proud to co-sponsor the University of Arizona Poetry Center in Phoenix, featuring Camille Rankine and Ocean Vuong on Friday, April 7th, 2017 at the Phoenix Art Museum (1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004) at 7 pm. This event is open to the public and free.

 

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 7:00pm
Pulitzer prize-winning author and Guggenheim fellow Viet Thanh Nguyen reads from his latest work, The Refugees, a collection of short stories serving as a captivating testament to the dreams and hardships of immigration.
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 7:00pm
The New York Times bestselling author of 2132, Aurora, Shaman and the Mars Trilogy explores the science and story in his latest novel, New York 2140, to argue against apocalyptic thinking in favor of technological ingenuity and dynamic social change.
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Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 7:00pm
The author of If I Ever Get Out of Here, Extra Indians, and Mending Skins explores how he uses the dual mediums of visual art and storytelling to undercut indigenous stereotypes and portray the tension between traditional cultures and modern life.
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Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 1:30pm
Three legends come together for the first time to discuss their paths through the American literary landscape. Hosted by Natalie Diaz.
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Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 7:00pm
The University of Arizona Poetry Center presents poets Morgan Parker and Tommy Pico. Please note that tickets are required. This event is open to the public and free.
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Friday, September 7, 2018 - 7:00pm
Poet Carolina Ebeid reads from her debut collection, You Ask Me To Talk About the Interior (Noemi Press), along with new and other work.
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Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 7:00pm

The University of Arizona Poetry Center presents Charles Simic with Sara Sams Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Singer Hall at the Phoenix Art Museum (1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004) at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are required. This event is open to the public and free. 

Presented with the Phoenix Art Museum. Sponsored by the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, the Creative Writing Program at Arizona State University, the Literary and Prologue Society of the Southwest, Superstition Review, and the Angela and Leonard Singer Endowment for Performing Arts.

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Friday, October 12, 2018 - 6:00pm
Fantasy author and illustrator Ursula Vernon (T. Kingfisher) presents her talk "Re-telling Fairy Tales for Fun and Profit: An Authors Perspective"
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Friday, October 26, 2018 - 7:00pm
Poet, essayist and scholar Dan Beachy-Quick reads from his latest collection, Of Silence and Song (Milkweed Editions), along with new and other work.
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 7:30pm

The Creative Writing Program at Arizona State University presents the semi-annual ASU MFA Stellar Alumni Reading Series featuring Dorothy Chan (2015, Poetry) and Dana Diehl (2015, Fiction).

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