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Center for Creative Writing

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Other Events

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


Other Upcoming Events

Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 7:00pm
Location: Carson Ballroom, Old Main, 400 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281
Type: Ceremony, Reception, Social, Talk
Celebrate the establishment of the inaugural Bill Konigsberg award from the Assembly on Literature for Adolsecents of the National Council of Teachers of English with Bill Konigsberg, Alberto Ríos, James Blasingame, and more on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Date: Friday, February 22, 2019 - 10:00am
Location: Old Main, Arizona State University, 400 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281
Type: Community Event, Fair, Networking, Performance, Reading, Social, Talk

Presented in partnership with ASU Open Door as a public extension of the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Literary Fair features small presses and publishers, authors, literary organizations, and other members of our larger community for two days of readings, talks, and other literary festivities. 

All events and activites are open to the public and free. You do not need to register for the conference in order to attend.