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The Distinguished Visiting Writers Series

Author talks and readings from some of the strongest voices in contemporary literature

Every year, the Distinguished Visiting Writer Series brings nationally and internationally recognized authors to the Phoenix metropolitan area for talks and readings, connecting local communities with the national scene.

Events take place throughout the Valley and are open to the public and free unless otherwise noted.

To learn more about the series, you can select a visiting writer event from the list below. For more events, you can view all upcoming events

Upcoming Visiting Writers

Date: Friday, May 28, 2021 - 6:00pm
Location: Zoom
Genre & Forms: Fiction, Films, Screenwriting

Award-winning author and filmmaker Bryan Young shows writers how watching movies and learning their techniques can make us all better writers. Perfect for prose writers and would-be screenwriters, we'll learn techniques to help us build better scenes and structure, utilize better dialogue and pace our stories in ways that readers want.