The 2018 Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference was held from February 22 to February 24 on the Arizona State University campus in Tempe. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and publishing, as well as craft classes, lectures, panel discussions, and readings. The faculty included 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 was $400. Boxed lunches were available for an additional $15 per day. Registration was first come, first served; the deadline was February 9. Lodging was 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.