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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

 

Upcoming Other Events

Date: Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 8:00am
Location: Open Air Market, Phoenix Public Market, 14 E Pierce St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
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The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing has teamed up with the Open Air Market at the Phoenix Public Market to present a morning of literary activities, presentations, and programs on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Phoenix Public Market (14 E Pierce St, Phoenix, AZ 85004).

In addition to talks, panels, and presentations, there will also be book exchanges, writing groups, and giveaways.


Date: Friday, November 2, 2018 - 7:00pm
Location: Orpheum Theatre, 203 W Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Genre: Creative Nonfiction
Writer and translator Francisco Cantú presents his talk, "Psychogeography of the Borderlands" on Friday, November 2, 2018 at the Orpheum Theatre (203 W Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85003) from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. as part of NonfictioNOW.

Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 1:30pm
Location: Orpheum Theatre, 203 W Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85003
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Author Gretel Ehrlich presents her talk, "Writing on Ice" on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the Orpheum Theatre (203 W Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85003) from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. as part of NonfictioNOW.

Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 7:00pm
Location: Orpheum Theatre, 203 W Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85003
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Author Stephanie Elizondo Griest presents her talk, "Art Above Everything" on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the Orpheum Theatre (203 W Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85003) from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. as part of NonfictioNOW.

Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 2:00pm
Location: Glendale Civic Center, 5750 W Glenn Dr, Glendale, AZ 85301
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The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing is partnering with local radio station and NPR affiliate KJZZ on their Holiday StoryFest & Author's Showcase, Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Glendale Civic Center (5750 W Glenn Dr, Glendale, AZ 85301) from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. 

The event features storytellers, readings and talks from local authors, and activities for children. Attendees will also have the opportunity to interact with local authors and the Soundbite mobile recording studio. More information about talks and readings will be announced soon. 


Date: Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 1:00pm
Location: Changing Hands Phoenix, 300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013
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Come see what the students and faculty of the Piper Writers Studio have been up to with short readings of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and more in our annual Piper Writers Studio Showcase, Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Changing Hands Phoenix (300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013) from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Readers will be announced in mid-to late November.