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Friday, October 26, 2018 - 7:00pm

Poet, essayist and scholar Dan Beachy-Quick reads from his latest collection, Of Silence and Song (Milkweed Editions), along with new and other work.

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 7:00pm

Writer and translator Francisco Cantú presents his talk, "Psychogeography of the Borderlands" on Friday, November 2, 2018 at the Orpheum Theatre (203 W Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85003) from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. as part of NonfictioNOW.

Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 1:30pm

Author Gretel Ehrlich presents her talk, "Writing on Ice" on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the Orpheum Theatre (203 W Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85003) from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. as part of NonfictioNOW.

Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 7:00pm

Author Stephanie Elizondo Griest presents her talk, "Art Above Everything" on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the Orpheum Theatre (203 W Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85003) from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. as part of NonfictioNOW.

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 7:00pm

Join the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing for our second-annual ASU Undergraduate Writers Showcase, Thursday, November 15, 2018 at the Piper Writers House (450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281) from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.! At this event, a number of undergraduate writers will be celebrating their work with their community. Work will be chosen by outside judges, and a final lineup will be made available by November 1st.


Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 2:00pm

The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing is partnering with local radio station and NPR affiliate KJZZ on their Holiday StoryFest & Author's Showcase, Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Glendale Civic Center (5750 W Glenn Dr, Glendale, AZ 85301) from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. 

The event features storytellers, readings and talks from local authors, and activities for children. Attendees will also have the opportunity to interact with local authors and the Soundbite mobile recording studio. More information about talks and readings will be announced soon. 


Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 1:00pm

Come see what the students and faculty of the Piper Writers Studio have been up to with short readings of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and more in our annual Piper Writers Studio Showcase, Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Changing Hands Phoenix (300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013) from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Readers will be announced in mid-to late November.