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The 2015 Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference will be held from February 19 to February 21 on the Arizona State University campus in Tempe. The conference features panel discussions, readings, and craft classes in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and publishing. The faculty includes 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 is $350. Registration is first-come, first-served; the deadline is February 17. Lodging is available at nearby hotels and inns. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.
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.