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Writers within the Ivory Tower with Elizabyth Hiscox

Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281
Q&A, Talk
Genre and Form(s): Business of Writing, Editing, Professional Development, Writing Life
Cost: Free

About this Event

Join ASU MFA Alumna Elizabyth Hiscox for her talk, Writers within the Ivory Tower, Friday, October 19, 2018 at the Piper Writers House (450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281) from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Hiscox’s talk will include stories from the ivory-tower trenches and highlight some of the pitfalls and pleasures of being an artist/academic. From the MFA to the PHD to the search for the teaching gig, how do we remain true to our literary goals and rise to meet the rigors of the institution? Can we? Hiscox will share not only her experience in various creative writing roles (as editor, student, teacher, poet, event coordinator), but include those of others who’ve trod similar ground. A Q&A portion will follow.

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. 

Please note: this event is only open to current undergraduate and graduate students in Arizona State University's creative writing program. If you have any questions, please contact the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at 480.965.6018 or

This event is presented by Superstition Review and the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University

About the Author

Picture of Elizabyth Hiscox

Elizabyth A. Hiscox is the author or Reassurance in Negative Space (Word Galaxy, 2017). Her poetry scholarship has appeared in The Journal of Modern Literature. She’s served editorial roles for New Issues Poetry & Prose, 42Opus, Third Coast, and is Editor-in-Chief of Western Press Books. Former Poet-in-Residence at Durham University (UK), she has taught writing in England, the Czech Republic, and Spain and currently instructs at Western Colorado University where she is founding director of the Contemporary Writer Series.

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