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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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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

11/13/2018
Pima Auditorium, Memorial Union, 301 E Orange St, Tempe, AZ 85281

11/13/2018
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

11/11/2018
Library, Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

11/03/2018
Orpheum Theatre, 203 W Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85003

11/03/2018
Orpheum Theatre, 203 W Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85003

11/02/2018
Orpheum Theatre, 203 W Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85003

10/26/2018
Changing Hands Phoenix, 300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013

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

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