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Meet Your Community Exhibitors

Over 50 local authors and literary organizations

Looking for your literary community? Meet Your Community is a miniature festival featuring over 50 local authors and literary organizations across a variety of genres and forms, including poets, novelists, literary journals, public libraries, publishers, non-profits, poetry orchestras, improv, typerwriter collectors, theatre troupes, book artists, mysteries, romance, music, art, bookstores, spoken word, Spanish-language literature, podcasters, children's books, zinesters, comic strips, and more.

This year's exhibitors are A.J. Flick, Amazing Arizona Comics, Arizona Humanities, Arizona State Poetry Society, Ashley Naftule, Aside Theatre Company, Avily Jerome, Barbara Renner, Bonny Books, Books of Kell's Press, Canyon Voices Literary and Art Magazine, Caralina Antone, Cardboard House Press, Dear Handcrafted Paper Goods, Debutiful, Erica Maria Litz, Erin Kong, Eugene Ward, Fly Paper, Gary Bowers, giddyface, Hayden's Ferry Review, Heather J. Kirk and Writing on Purpose / Writing for God, Holum Press, Hoot n Waddle, Howl Theatre Project, Iron City Magazine, Jamie Bonnell, Jennifer Spiegel, Jeremiah Blue and the Cobalt Creative, Karen Shiffman Lateiner, Kelly Nelson, Laughing Pig Theatre, little somethings press, Lorin Drexler, Luis Ávila, Michael Buckius, National Black Poetry Day and Black Poetry 365, Patricia Brooks, Phoenix Public Library, Phoenix Writers Network, PhoeNoWriMo, Phx Poetry Orchestra, PJ Hultstrand, Poets and Muses, Poisoned Pen Bookstore, rinky dink press, Rita Goldner, Romance Writers of America, RomanSnail, Sandra Marinella, Sheila Grinell, Superstition Review, Suzanne Steinberg, The Central Phoenix Writing Workshop, The Daily Platen, The Heart-Shaped Books Podcast, The Never Rad Miscellany, The Play Writes, The Revolution (Relaunch), The Story Laboratory, Truth B. Told, Urban Beans, Valerie Foster, Wasted Ink Zine Distro and Phx Zine Fest, and Write On, Downtown.

To learn more about our exhibitors, keep reading. You can also view activities or RSVP.