Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference

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The 2021 Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference was held online from February 18 to February 20. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft classes, discussions on publishing and the craft of writing, and readings. The faculty included poets Sally Ball and Mahogany L. Browne, poet and fiction writer Jenny Irish, poet and nonfiction writer Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, and fiction writers Matt Bell, Suyi Davies Okungbowa, and Erika T. Wurth. The cost of the conference was $275. Financial aid was available. Registration was first come, first served. Visit the website for more information.

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Contact Information

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Arizona State University, Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, P.O. Box 875002, Tempe, AZ 85287.