Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Tempe, Arizona, United States
For more information about scholarship categories and deadlines, visit our website at http://piper.asu.edu/conference/scholarships
CONTACT: Ashley Wilkins, Coordinator
Featuring more than 50 craft talks, workshops and panels from over 25 faculty and 20 fellows, the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference brings together over 300 writers for two days of literary craft, culture, and community every late February at Arizona State University, Tempe.
The sun is shining. The weather is 72 degrees. Welcome to the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, two days of literary craft, culture and community every late February at Arizona State University, Tempe.
Featuring over 50 craft talks, panels, and workshops, our conference provides comprehensive coverage of the creative writing field. While our particular focus is craft, mechanics, and other nuts-and-bolts components of narrative and poetic work, we also cover publishing, social issues, the writing life, and more.
Beyond regular sessions, we also offer advanced workshops, a literary fair, community readings, and other opportunities for deeper learning and closer connections with conference faculty and fellow attendees.
Early registration is only $250 through December 31. Discounts and scholarships may be available, too. You can also exhibit at the literary fair, teach as a fellow, or find other ways to get more involved in what we do.
To meet our faculty, view the schedule, and learn more about the conference today, visit our website at http://piper.asu.edu/conference
Early registration is $250 through December 31. Standard registration is $300. Single day passes are available for $200.
To meet our faculty, view the schedule, and learn more, visit http://piper.asu.edu/conference.
Featured Writers Include:
Ryka Aoki, Andrea Avery, Sally Ball, Tracey Baptiste, Matt Bell, Sherwin Bitsui, Piper J. Daniels, Rosemarie Dombrowski, Cristina García, Vanessa Hua, Jenny Irish, Kirby Kim, Bill Konigsberg, Cathy Linh Che, Sarah MacLean, Saretta Morgan, Alberto Ríos, Ivelisse Rodriguez, Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Natalie Scenters-Zapico, Solmaz Sharif, Michael A. Stackpole, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Laura Tohe, Peter Twal, and Kay Ulanday Barrett.
Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting
Arizona State University
Arizona, United States
Arizona State University
The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University
Established in 2003 with a gift from the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University is a non-academic university center dedicated to offering talks, readings, classes, workshops, and other literary events and programs for the larger community in Phoenix, Arizona.
As a center, we aspire to be a point of reference in people's lives—a way of orienting oneself in relationship to others, of finding a direction—by creating moments of individual, social, and cultural significance around creative writing and contemporary literature.
To learn more about who we are and what we do, visit our website at http://piper.asu.edu/