In the last decade, graphic novels have exploded in traditional publishing avenues, exposing
more readers (and writers!) than ever to sequential storytelling. What is it that makes the medium
of comics so enduring, so expansive and so versatile? Words are cheap, yet the unique visual
intimacy of the medium seduces more creative converts every year, and sells millions of books to
folks of every age. What is it about words and pictures in little boxes that’s so magically distinct?
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.