The Virginia G. Piper
Center for Creative Writing

Conference Registration

Save $50 through February 

We are excited for you to join us this year! We offer several options to register for the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Virtual Writers Conference:

  • Early Registration is $225 extended through February! 
  • Standard Registration is $275
  • Single-day passes are available for $150
  • Discounts are available for Arizona Educators, ASU affiliates, senior citizens, and active or retired military personnel.

As part of our continuing efforts to increase access to creative writing education in various communities, the Piper Center offers a number of discounts for classes and workshops with Piper Writers Studio, including students, veterans, ASU affiliates and senior citizens.The Center also offers a discount for individuals experiencing economic challenges.

Generally speaking, discounts are between 10% and 15% off each class, and are claimed by entering an discount code from the Piper Center. Please email Dana Tribke at for discount information. 

Registration for the 2021 Desert Nights, Rising Stars Virtual Writers Conference is open!

To learn more about the conference, you can meet our faculty or view the schedule. You can also learn more about exhibiting at the conference or becoming a sponsor.

Please note: There will be no cancellations or refunds for any reason starting February 4th, 2020. Any cancellations or refunds before February 4 require a $25 processing fee. For discounts, refunds, or more information about the conference, contact Dana Tribke at