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The 2015 Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference was held from February 19 to February 21 on the Arizona State University campus in Tempe. The conference featured panel discussions, readings, and craft classes in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and publishing. The faculty included poets Rigoberto González and George Witte; fiction writers Matt Bell, Adam Johnson, Melissa Pritchard, and Gail Tsukiyama; and nonfiction writers Xu Xi and G. Pascal Zachary. The cost of the conference was $350. Registration was first-come, first-served; the deadline was February 17. Lodging was available at nearby hotels and inns. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for more information.
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, P.O. Box 875002, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287. (480) 965-6018.