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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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10/19/2018
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

10/14/2018
Tempe Public Library, Meeting Room A, 3500 S Rural Rd, Tempe, AZ 85282

10/12/2018
Pulliam Auditorium, Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

10/06/2018
Open Air Market, Phoenix Public Market, 14 E Pierce St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

10/03/2018
Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

09/20/2018
FilmBar, 815 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

09/07/2018
Changing Hands Phoenix, 300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013

09/05/2018
Phoenix Art Museum, Singer Hall, 1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

08/25/2018
Changing Hands Phoenix, 300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013

06/04/2018
Crescent Ballroom, 302 N 2nd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003

04/30/2018
Valley Bar, 130 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

03/16/2018
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

03/02/2018
Whiteman Hall, Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

02/02/2018
Singer Hall, Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

01/27/2018
Barrett Honors College, 751 East Lemon Street, Tempe, AZ 85281

01/23/2018
Pima Auditorium, Memorial Union, ASU Tempe, 301 E Orange St, Tempe, AZ 85281

01/19/2018
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

12/17/2017
The Newton, 300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016

12/02/2017
Beus Center for Law and Society Rm. 140, Arizona State University, Downtown Phoenix, 111 E Taylor St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

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