The Desert Nights Rising Stars Writers Conference

Repeats every day until Sat Feb 24 2018.

The Desert Nights Rising Stars Writers Conference is three days of craft talks, panels, workshop and presentations at Arizona State University. Our goals are to provide writers with tools and resources to develop their skills, advance their practice and further their careers.

Featuring over 25 award-winning authors, editors, agents and other internationally recognized creative writing professionals, our faculty's collective expertise covers virtually all aspects of the literary field.

This year's faculty include Kaveh Akbar, Charlie Jane Anders, Andrea Avery, Emily Bell, Matt Bell, Cecil Castellucci, Rosemarie Dombrowski, Tod Goldberg, Cynthia Hogue, Tara Ison, Jac Jemc, Jenny Johnson, Roy Kesey, Bill Konigsberg, Stephen Kuusisto, Nina McConigley, Kevin McIlvoy, Ander Monson, Amy K. Niuchols, Alix Ohlin, Daniel José Older, Malka Older, Derek Palacio, Kristen Radtke, Alberta Álvaro Ríos, Rayhané Sanders, Claire Vaye Watkins and keynote speaker Natalie Diaz.

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Flier for the 2018 Desert Nights Rising Stars Writers Conference

Piper Writers House

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$400 regular; $350 early; $375 ASU affiliate

For More Information Contact:

Jake Friedman
The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing