The 2018 Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference will be held from February 22 to February 24 on the Arizona State University campus in Tempe. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and publishing, as well as craft classes, lectures, panel discussions, and readings. The faculty includes poets Kaveh Akbar, Natalie Diaz, and Jenny Johnson; fiction writers Charlie Jane Anders, Matt Bell, Tod Goldberg, Kevin McIlvoy, and Claire Vaye Watkins; and nonfiction writer Ander Monson. The cost of the conference is $400. Boxed lunches are available for an additional $15 per day. Registration is first come, first served; the deadline is February 9. Lodging is available at nearby hotels and inns. Visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Arizona State University, Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, P.O. Box 875002, Tempe, AZ 85287.