February 21–22, 2020—
Join us at the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference in Tempe, Arizona. The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University is bringing together over 300 writers from all backgrounds, genres, and levels of experience for two days of literary craft, culture, and community.
The conference is eclectic, comprehensive, balanced, and diverse, featuring over 50 craft talks, workshops, panels, and other presentations on literary craft, current trends, special topics, publishing, and more. Sessions cover all major genres and forms— fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, memoir, young adult, and genre fiction— while also touching on editing, publishing, the business of writing, and the writing life. Special topics like travel writing, climate change, graphic novels, translation, disability studies, hybrid forms, social justice, and more will also be highlighted.