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Wickenburg Literary Festival

Date(s): Saturday, April 13, 2019, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Wickenburg Public Library, 164 East Apache Street, Wickenburg, AZ 85390
Discussion, Presentation, Q&A, Talk
Genre and Form(s): Agents, Business of Writing, Community, Creative Practice, Publishing, Writing Life, Writing Practice, Writing Process
Cost: Free

About this Event

Join the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University at the Wickenburg Literary Festival on Saturday, April 13, 2019 in historic downtown Wickenburg.

While the festival will feature programming from regional authors, poets, performers and musicians, the Piper Center will be presenting an hour long session, "What Do You Want to Know? Navigating the World of Writing" from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Wickenburg Public Library (164 E Apache St, Wickenburg, AZ 85930). This event is open to the public and free. 

For more information about the Wickenburg Literary Festival, you can visit their website at

About the Talk

Writing is an art form, a hobby, and a means of self-expression. It’s also a business, an industry, and a field. And for all the joy and meaning you can have writing at home, putting yourself out there in the world can be feel overwhelming and intimidating. In this broad-ranging discussion and presentation, staff members and graduate students from the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State will help you navigate the world of creative writing: what it looks like, where things are, and how to succeed. How do you start writing? How do you get published? Can you make money doing this? Where can you find local resources and support? What should your expectations be? Writers of all genres, backgrounds, and experience levels are welcome. Ample time will be provided for Q&A. By the end of the talk, our hope is that you leave feeling motivated, inspired, and empowered to take concrete steps and set realistic goals towards advancing your writing in whatever way you choose.

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