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Tempe Community Writing Contest

Tempe Community Writing Contest & Cover Contest
Accepting submissions January 8 to February 19, 2018

The Tempe Community Writing Contest accepts submissions of original works of fiction, creative nonfiction (including memoirs and essays) or poetry for the Tempe Writer's Forum. The writings of high school students, college students, and adults will be represented.  Learn more...


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Tempe Book Festival
November 3, 2018
10:00 - 3:00 p.m.

The Tempe Book Festival is an annual event intended to celebrate reading, writing, and a love for books. The Festival brings together local authors, publishers, booksellers, panel discussions, youth story times, and more! Learn more....


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Saturday, January 26, 2019

Fans of Marvel, DC, Star Wars, Wholocks and even Trekkies are invited to gather at the Tempe Public Library in costume for a celebration of pop culture. Speakers, artists and writers will be present to discuss and sell their work. There will also be a costume contest, activities for children, food trucks, and merchants selling pop culture goods. Learn more....