July Newsletter

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(DEADLINE JULY 30, 2018)

For the first time, the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing is proud to offer full and partial fellowships for writers to teach at this year’s Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, February 22 – 23, 2019 at Arizona State University. By presenting alongside nationally recognized faculty, fellowships provide valuable opportunities to develop professional networks, increase profiles, and advance careers.

This year’s faculty include Hanif Abdurraqib, Terry Galloway, Terese Mailhot, Nicole Sealey, TC Tolbert, keynote speaker Carmen Giménez Smith, and more. Applications are relatively easy and consist of a session proposal, statement of merit, and supporting materials. Writers of all genres and any level of experience are encouraged to apply. The deadline for fellowship applications is July 30, 2018.

To learn more about fellowships, you can download a postcard , a small flier or visit our website at http://piper.asu.edu/conference/fellowships


Engage with over 300 conference attendees and more than 30,000 community members at this year’s Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, February 22 – 23, 2019 at Arizona State University. Exhibitors will. Beyond space, exhibitors receive complimentary and/or discounted registrations, discounted advertising, and the opportunity to propose a small program as part of the fair.

Full spaces are $350; half spaces are $200. Small presses, local authors, local businesses, and other groups or organizations related to creative writing or arts and culture are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through October 15, 2018.

To learn more about exhibitor space, you can download a postcard , a small flier, or visit our website at http://piper.asu.edu/conference/exhibitors/apply.  


Artists may consider one-time activation and time-based interventions as well as more traditional public art installations. Public art installations are intended to be installed for six months, but exact timelines are flexible and dependent on the selected proposal.   

Project Budget: $150,000

Concept Panel Discussion: Crocker Art Museum, July 11 at 1pm [event is free and open to general public; event will be in person and live-streamed – link will be posted on SMAC website]

RFQ Deadline: August 13, 2018

Click link for more details : http://www.sacmetroarts.org/Opportunities/Public-Art-Commissions

Thank you to all the applicants on the Any Given Child program in Sacramento. As the process continues we will continue to update you on the progression of the applications and exciting developments for the youth of Sacramento.