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Community & Learning Opportunities


Core elements to the Casa de la Rosa Writer-In-Residence experience is growing your community and challenging yourself to improve and enhance your writing and speaking skills.  Engaging others and active learning are catalysts to your own creative processes.  Writing is both an inward and outward process.

We strive to build community within the Casa da la Rosa membership while acknowledging we are only one small spec in the Universe.  In Valley of the Sun, we are blessed to have access to many other social groups, literary events and learning opportunities.  We encourage you to explore new areas for yourself.  Each writers's experience is unique unto themselves and will not look like anyone else's.

No need to be overwhelmed by the wealth of options.  Keep it simple and start by selecting one new social experience and one new learning experience.

Local Writer Clubs & Groups

Tempe Writers Club

Phoenix Writers Club

Scottsdale Society of Women Writers

Local Writer Events

ASU Virginia Piper Creative Writing Center Annual Conference "Desert Nights, Rising Stars" (Tempe)

Changing Hands Bookstore (Tempe)

Casa Libre en la Solana (Tucson)

Local Writer Classes & Workshops

Changing Hands Books (Tempe)

Virginia G Piper Center for Creative Writing (Tempe)

The Writers Studio (Tucson)

Online Writers Classes


Stanford Continuing Education

The Writing University

(sponsored by U of Iowa)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology - OpenCourseWare

University of Washington Extension


Library Events

Tempe Public Library

Mesa Public Library

Scottsdale Public Library

Chandler Public Library

Local Schools & Universities

Arizona State University

University of Arizona

Maricopa County

Mesa Community College

Scottsdale Community College

Rio Salado Community College

Gateway Community College

Scottsdale Community College

National Writer Organizations

Association of Writers & Writers Programs

Writers Guild of America

Authors Guild



Changing Hands (Tempe)

ASU Bookstore (Tempe)

Barnes & Noble (Tempe & Chandler)

Book Gallery (Phoenix)

Half Priced Books (Phx)

Alcuin Books (Scottsdale)

Poisoned Pen (Scottsdale)

Booksman (Mesa & Scottsdale)

Guidon Books (Scottsdale)

Old Town Books (Tempe)

Palabras Libreria (Phoenix)

Local Book Festivals & Fairs

Tucson Book Festival

Community Centers

ASU Virginia Piper Creative Writing Center

Changing Hands Bookstore

Speaking Clubs

International Retreats

Himalayan Writers Workshop

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