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2011-12 Distinguished Visiting Writers Series

The Piper Center for Creative Writing annually brings visiting writers of exceptional talent and distinction to the ASU campus and the greater Phoenix metropolitan community for public lectures and residencies with ASU faculty and graduate students. During their residencies, these distinguished visiting writers teach intensive graduate seminars, lecture on and off campus, and engage in cultural discussions with local media, educators, community artists, and the general public.

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Poet TONY BARNSTONE
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Public Craft Q&A, 2 p.m.
Piper Writers House - ASU Tempe campus
Thursday, September 29, 2011

Reading and Booksigning, 7:45 p.m.
Pima Auditorium - Memorial Union (Room 230) - ASU Tempe campus




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Tony Barnstone will be joined on stage by musician John Clinebell during his Thursday night reading. He is working with Clinebell to turn his book of poems, Tongue of War: From Pearl Harbor to Nagasaki, into a concept album.



Poet BRUCE WEIGL
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Public Craft Q&A, 1 p.m.
Piper Writers House - ASU Tempe campus
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Reading and Booksigning, 7:45 p.m.
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Stage 2 Theatre
7374 East 2nd St., Scottsdale



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Bruce Weigl's reading is in conjunction with the Speak Peace traveling exhibit that will be on display at SMoCA throughout October. There will be a special guided tour of the Speak Peace exhibit prior to the Bruce Weigl reading at 7 p.m.



Novelist AIMEE BENDER
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Public Craft Q&A, 1 p.m.
Piper Writers House - ASU Tempe campus
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Reading and Booksigning, 7:45 p.m.
Lyceum Theatre - ASU Tempe campus




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Poet RAY GONZALEZ
Co-sponsored by Superstition Review
Monday, March 12, 2012
Public Craft Q&A, 1 p.m.
Piper Writers House - ASU Tempe campus
Monday, March 12, 2012

Reading and Booksigning, 7:45 p.m.
Pima Auditorium - Memorial Union (Room 230) - ASU Tempe campus


Click HERE to watch a video of the reading



All events are free and open to the public

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