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Since our establishment in 2003, the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series has presented over 120 authors in the metropolitan Phoenix area, including Margaret Atwood, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Michael Chabon, Sandra Cisneros, Billy Collins, Eduardo C. Corral, Stephen Dobyns, E.L. Doctorow, Rita Dove, Forrest Gander, Rigoberto Gonzáles, Amitav Ghosh, Joy Harjo, bell hooks, Ilya Kaminsky, Hirano Keiichiro, Kevin McIlvoy, Aime Nezhukumatathil, Michael Ondaatje, Sonia Sanchez, Jim Shepard, Charles Simic, Leslie Marmon Silko, Maggie Smith, Zadie Smith, Amy Tan, Gail Tsukiyama, Pamela Uschuk, Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, C. D. Wright, and Lidia Yuknavitch (just to name a few).

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02/22/2019
Tolsun Books
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

02/22/2019
Kay Hartford
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

02/22/2019
Mike Conklin
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

02/22/2019
Howard Gershkowitz
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

02/22/2019
María Luisa Arroyo
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

02/22/2019
The Literary Review
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

02/22/2019
Susan Stoltz, Hayley Rose
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

02/22/2019
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

02/22/2019
Douglas Manuel, Red Hen Press
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

02/22/2019
Kate Gale, Red Hen Press
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

02/22/2019
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

02/22/2019
Old Main, Arizona State University, 400 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

02/13/2019
Iliana Rocha, Vedran Husić
The Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

02/12/2019
Natalie Diaz
Carson Ballroom, Old Main, ASU Tempe, 400 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

02/06/2019
Nikky Finney
Singer Hall, Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

01/22/2019
Bill Konigsberg
Carson Ballroom, Old Main, 400 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

12/13/2018
Phoenix Public Market, 14 E Pierce St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

12/09/2018
Changing Hands Phoenix, 300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013

12/01/2018
Glendale Civic Center, 5750 W Glenn Dr, Glendale, AZ 85301

11/15/2018
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

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