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Socials, readings, film screenings, and more

Beyond our Visiting Writer series, the Piper Center also organizes a number of other literary events and programs around the Valley, including socials, local readings, film screenings, and more. 

To find other upcoming events, you can select an event from the list below. You can also view the Visiting Writer series or all upcoming events


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Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 6:00pm
Location: FilmBar, 821 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Type: Film Screening

Join the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing for a screening of the documentary, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at FilmBar (812 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004). The film will be introduced with a tribute to Toni Morrison by Angelita Reyes, Professor Emerita of English and African and African American Studies at Arizona State University. Guests are also invited to join an informal conversation and Q&A in the lounge after the screening.

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Date: Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 7:00pm
Location: Valley Bar, Reading Room, 130 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Type: Salon
What does radical publishing look like in the age of digital media? What kind of power lies in polemic? How can literature function as reportage? What is the social responsibility of literature? Does it have one? Who says? Is there anyone or anything that doesn’t have some kind of social responsibility?

Date: Friday, October 4, 2019 - 6:30pm
Location: Palabras Bilingual Bookstore, 1738 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85006
Type: Reading

Join the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing for a poetry reading with Jake Skeets on first Friday, October 4, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Palabras Bilingual Bookstore (1738 E McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85006),

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. You do not have to register or RSVP to attend this event. This event is open to the public and free.

Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 8:00am
Location: Open Air Market, Phoenix Public Market, 721 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Type: Community Event, Fair, Festival

There's more growing in the Valley than fruits and vegetables. Join the Phoenix Public Market and the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University for the 2nd annual Meet Your Literary Community, Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Phoenix Public Market (721 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004).