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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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04/18/2019
Omar El Akkad
Ventana Ballroom, Memorial Union, 301 E Orange St, Tempe, AZ 85281

04/17/2019
Naomi Shihab Nye
Singer Hall, Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

04/13/2019
Wickenburg Public Library, 164 East Apache Street, Wickenburg, AZ 85390

04/12/2019
Vanessa Angélica Villarreal
Palabras Bilingual Bookstore, 1738 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85006

04/10/2019
Cherríe Moraga
Cochise Room, Memorial Union, ASU Tempe, 301 E Orange St, Tempe, AZ 85281

03/21/2019
Gregory Pardlo
Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281

03/14/2019
Iliana Rocha, Vedran Husić
Mojave Room (MU 236), Memorial Union, ASU Tempe, 301 E Orange Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

03/14/2019
Michelle Memran
FilmBar, 815 N 2nd St, Phoenix, Arizona 85004

02/23/2019
Achy Obejas, Jennine Capó Crucet, Nicole Sealey
Carson Ballroom, Old Main, Arizona State University Tempe, 400 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

02/23/2019
Cardboard House Press
Farnsworth Terrace, Old Main, ASU Tempe, 400 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

02/23/2019
Office for Veteran and Military Engagement
Farnsworth Terrace, Old Main, ASU Tempe, 400 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

02/23/2019
rinky dink press
Farnsworth Terrace, Old Main, ASU Tempe, 400 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

02/23/2019
Jennifer Spiegel
Farnsworth Terrace, Old Main, ASU Tempe, 400 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

02/23/2019
Books of Kell's Press
Farnsworth Terrace, Old Main, ASU Tempe, 400 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

02/23/2019
University of Texas at El Paso Department of Creative Writing
Farnsworth Terrace, Old Main, ASU Tempe, 400 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

02/23/2019
Iron City Magazine, University of Arizona Poetry Center
Farnsworth Terrace, Old Main, ASU Tempe, 400 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

02/23/2019
Institute of American Indian Arts
Farnsworth Terrace, Old Main, ASU Tempe, 400 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

02/23/2019
Farnsworth Terrace, Old Main, ASU Tempe, 400 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

02/23/2019
Lux, Barrett, the Honors College
Farnsworth Terrace, Old Main, ASU Tempe, 400 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

02/23/2019
Superstition Review, Tahoma Literary Review
Farnsworth Terrace, Old Main, ASU Tempe, 400 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

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