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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, March 19, 2021 - 6:00pm
Location: Zoom
Genre & Forms: Editing, Publishing

Join the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University for a discussion about the in's and out's of publishing with acclaimed editor Michael Wiegers on Friday, March 19, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. MST on Zoom.

This event will also be live streamed via facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PiperCenter/ if the Zoom room is full.  


Date: Friday, April 9, 2021 - 6:00pm
Location: Zoom
Genre & Forms: Climate Fiction

Join the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing and award winning CliFi author Claire Vaye Watkins on Friday, April 9, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. PDT on Zoom.