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Everything you could possibly want to do

Looking for something literary? The Piper Center organizes numerous talks, readings, classes, workshops, and other literary events and programs across the greater Phoenix Metropolitan area across all types of genres and interests.

For all upcoming events and programs, view the list below. Unless otherwise noted, all events and programs are open to the public.

For specific kinds of events and programs, you can view:

You can also learn about our annual Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference every late February at Arizona State University.

For past events and programs, you can visit our archive.

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09/17/2021
Events, Visiting Writers
Why Comics? A Meditation on Sequential Storytelling
Shannon Watters
Zoom

09/18/2021
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
A Conversation: Writing Visually for Sequential Storytelling
Shannon Watters
Zoom

09/21/2021
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Doodling for Writers: Creating Visual/Word Hybrid Stories
Rebecca Fish Ewan
Zoom

09/28/2021
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
How to Layout a Comic Page
Damon Begay, Tatum Begay
Zoom

09/28/2021
Events, Veterans
Veterans Writing Circle
Shawn Banzhaf
Zoom

10/05/2021
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Haunted Letters: A Writing & Zine-Making Workshop
Susan Nguyen
Zoom

10/22/2021
Events, Visiting Writers
Writing Through an Apocalypse
Gabino Iglesias
Zoom

11/06/2021
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Perfecting Your Pitch and Query
Chantelle Aimée Osman
Zoom

11/10/2021
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Writing about Places Familiar and Unfamiliar
Ursula Pike
Zoom

11/19/2021
Events, Visiting Writers
Settler Colonialism and the Founding of the United States
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Zoom

11/20/2021
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
#Pitmad Primer
Chantelle Aimée Osman
Zoom

11/29/2021
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Resistance Essays: Reverie, Research and Lyricism
Corinna Cook
Zoom

12/01/2021
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
The Ones We Lost: Writing About Grief and Loss
Matt Ferraz
Zoom

12/04/2021
Classes, Piper Writers Studio
Pitch Sessions
Chantelle Aimée Osman
Zoom

12/10/2021
Events, Visiting Writers
An Evening with Christa Parravani
Christa Parravani
Zoom