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Center for Creative Writing

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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: Monday, April 27, 2020 - 6:00pm
Location: Changing Hands Bookstore, 300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013
Type: Workshop
Writing about family is a sensitive issue, one we usually explore through private history or a personal lens. At the same time, our experiences are conditioned by social, political, and environmental forces. How does the family serve as a microcosm of larger events?

Date: Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 7:00pm
Location: Valley Bar, Reading Room, 130 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Type: Salon
What new opportunities does self-publishing offer to authors? Does it create power for authors who may have been or are still marginalized? Does it maintain power within the larger publishing industry? What are the costs of self-publishing? What are the risks? Should writers organizations, review journals, and awards competitions be open to books regardless of how they are published? Is self-publishing legitimate? What does legitimacy in the context of the publishing industry even mean?