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Monthly Events

Salons, Pop-Up Workshops and more

In addition to our visiting writer series and other events, the Piper Center organizes a number of monthly events around the Valley.

To learn more about each program, use the side menu or keep reading. 

You can also find author talks and readings or view all upcoming events

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Date: Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 7:00pm
Location: Zoom
Type: Salon

Spirited Conversation. Literary Culture. Normally every 1st Thursday at Valley Bar. Online During COVID-19.

This Month: It's Alive. It's Alive! with Emily Zarka

What draws us to horror as a genre? Why do we like being scared? How do we produce ‘good’ horror? What function do monsters serve? And why do we seem to be fascinated by them? 


Date: Monday, October 26, 2020 - 6:30pm
Location: Zoom
Type: Generative Workshop, Workshop

Need ideas to help you get started writing? Take a dip into our classes before you dive in! Presented in partnership with Phoenix College and Changing Hands Bookstore, Write Here, Write Now is a monthly pop-up workshop every 4th Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

This month: Writing the Self with Fernanda Santos


Date: Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 7:00pm
Location: Zoom
Type: Salon

How do we disrupt the notion of writing as a solitary, anguished pursuit? How can writing and writing-adjacent work foster deeper connections, mutual nourishment, and community (re)formation? Join the members of the Cardboard House Press Cartonera Collective for a bilingual English-Spanish conversation on collaboration, community building, and cross-cultural literary work at this month's Get Lit!