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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

Queer Poetry Salon
Jada Renée, Manny Loley, Richard Siken

Date: Saturday, June 26, 2021 - 6:00pm
Location: Zoom
Genre & Forms: American Indian, Human Rights, Indigenous, LGBTQIA, Poetry

Equality Arizona in partnership with the Piper Center host quarterly readings with a diverse, world-class cast of queer poets. We aim to strengthen and grow queer culture in Arizona by bringing the world's great LGBTQIA2s+ poets to our communities. This month, we are featuring poets local to Arizona & the Navajo Nation.