Desert Nights, Rising Stars

The Poisoned Pen often partners with Arizona State University’s Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing. Today, we want to share the information about the upcoming Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference. If you register before the end of the month, there’s a $50 discount.

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Education. Craft. Connection. Community.

Whether for yourself or a loved one, Desert Nights Rising Stars is the gift that keeps on giving.

With over 50 craft classes, panels, presentations and workshops from 28 nationally recognized authors covering fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, the business of publishing, the writing life, young adult, science fiction, travel writing, memoir and more, we serve all writers, whatever their background or genre, regardless of education or level of experience.

Register before December 31st, 2017 and take $50 off the standard price.

Meet our faculty, browse the schedule, and learn more about the conference by visiting