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Save the Date

Give yourself something to look forward to

With so much to going on around the Valley, it's never too early to start planning. Mark your calendar and save the date for future literary events

To find literary events coming up over the next several months, keep reading.

Looking for something more short-term? Find upcoming events around the Valley today! 

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Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 8:00am
Location: Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market, 721 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Type: Community Event, Fair, Festival

Save the date! Meet Your Literary Community is Saturday, October 3, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market (721 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004).

Meet Your Literary Community is a mini-literary festival for writers, readers, family and friends. In addition to meeting local authors, publishers, and other literary organizations from all over the Valley, there will also be writing groups, book exchanges, and other creative writing activities.

Global Medievalism into Africanfuturism
Nnedi Okorafor, Malik Toms

Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 6:00pm
Location: Armstrong Hall 101, 1100 South McAllister Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85281
Type: Conversation, Discussion, Talk

"Africanfuturism is concerned with visions of the future, is interested in technology, leaves the earth, skews optimistic, is centered on and predominantly written by people of African descent (black people) and it is rooted first and foremost in Africa. It's less concerned with "what could have been" and more concerned with "what is and can/will be". It acknowledges, grapples with and carries "what has been"."