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Since 1978, the Arizona Authors Association serves as information and referral center for the community, helping and supporting our local authors statewide. We serve our membership which includes award-winning and best-selling authors of fiction and nonfiction works, as well as beginning writers, aspiring authors, poets, journalists, columnists, song writers, screenwriters, business writers, illustrators, reviewers, editors, and other allied professionals.

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Directions to our Venues

Anzio’s Italian Restaurant
12418 N. 28th Dr, Phoenix 85029
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Arcadia Room
3950 E. Campbell, Phoenix, AZ 85018
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Arizona Authors Association Headquarters
6145 West Echo Lane, Glendale AZ
Directions: 59th Ave. and Northern cross streets
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Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa
2400 East Missouri Avenue, Phoenix 85016
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Arizona Bridge to Independent Living
5025 E. Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034
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Arizona Historical Society Museum
1300 N College Ave, Tempe - Arizona 85281
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ASU Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing
Arizona State University, Tempe - Arizona
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Atria Bell Court Gardens
6653 E. Carondelet Dr, Tucson AZ 85710
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Avondale Civic Center
11465 W Civic Center Drive, Avondale, AZ 85323
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Bards Bookstore
3508 N 7th St - Ste 145 , Phoenix, AZ 85014
Directions: Between Indian School & Thomas just north of Osborn Phone: (602).274.7530
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Barnes & Noble - Arrowhead
7685 West Bell Road , Glendale - AZ 85382
Directions: South-East corner of 73rd Avenue and Bell Road
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Barnes & Noble - Flagstaff
701 S. Milton Rd, Flagstaff 86001
Directions: Milton Road and West Hwy. 66
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Barnes & Noble - Val Vista - Mesa
1758 South Val Vista Drive, Mesa 85204
Directions: Dana Park Village Square I-60 & Val Vista Dr.
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Barnes & Noble cafe - Surprise Marketplace
13719 West Bell Road , Surprise 85374
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Barnes & Noble Scottsdale
10500 N 90th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Directions: South East corner of the 101 freeway and Shea Blvd.
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Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
1337 W 11th street, Tempe, AZ 85281
Directions: corner of 11th and Priest
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Black Canyon Conference Center
9440 North 25th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021
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Bluewater Grill
1720 E. Camelback, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Directions: 602) 277-3474
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Borders Arrowhead
7320 West Bell Road, Glendale AZ 85308
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Borders Camelback
2402 East Camelback Road, Phoenix 85251
Directions: NE corner of Camelback and 24th Street
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Borders Tempe
699 S. Mill Avenue, Tempe 85281
Directions: NE corner of Mill Avenue and 7th street
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Burton Barr Central Library
1221 N. Central Ave, Phoenix 85004
Directions: Located on Central Avenue, one block south of McDowell Road on Willetta Street adjacent to Margaret T. Hance Park.
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Cafe Carumba - Scottsdale
7303 E. Indian School Rd, Scottsdale 85251
Directions: Located one block east of Scottsdale Road on Indian School Road. From the 101, Exit Indian School and go west approximately 2 miles
480-947-8777
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Calvary Church of the Valley
6107 N. Invergordon Road, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
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Camelback Church of Christ
5225 East Camelback Rd, Phoenix, Arizona 85018
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Chandler Community Center Downtown
125 East Commonwealth Avenue , Chandler 85225
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Chandler Community College - Pecos Campus
2626 East Pecos Road , Chandler 85225
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Chandler Public Library (Sunset Branch)
4930 West Ray Road, Chandler 85226
Directions: From either freeway, 10 or 101, take the Ray Road exit.
480-782-2842
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Chandler Public Library - Delaware
22 S. Delaware Street, Chandler 85225
Directions: (480) 782-2812
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Chandler Recreational Senior Center
202 E. Boston Street , Chandler 85225
Directions: Just South of Chandler Blvd, East of Arizona Avenue
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Changing Hands Bookstore - Tempe
6428 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe 85283
Directions: At McClintock and Guadalupe Tel: 480-730-0205
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Chapparral Suites - Scottsdale
5001 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 85250
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Cholla Library Phoenix
10050 Metro Parkway E, Phoenix 85051
Directions: Cholla Library is located on Metro Parkway (the inner loop of Metrocenter Mall) just south of Peoria Avenue and west of the I-17 freeway. Please see the Valley Metro website for public transportation routes serving the library.
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Civic Space Park
424 N Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ
Directions: Downtown Phoenix
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Coco's Restaurant (East Cactus Road)
4514 East Cactus Road , Phoenix, AZ 85032
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Coconino Center for the Arts
2300 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff AZ 86001
Directions: Tel: 928) 779-2300
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Crowne Plaza Peoria Ave
2532 W. Peoria Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85029-4709
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Crowne Plaza Phoenix Airport Hotel
4300 East Washington Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85034
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Days Inn - Scottsdale
4710 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 85251
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Desert Broom Library
29710 N. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek 85331
Directions: The Desert Broom Library is located south of Tatum Blvd. on Cave Creek Road.
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Desert Foothills Library
38443 N. Schoolhouse Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85327
Tel: 480-488-2286
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Desert Rose Community Church
4445 W Olive Avenue, Glendale AZ 85302
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Dog-Eared Pages Used Books
16428 N. 32nd Street Suite 111 , Phoenix, AZ 85032
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Double Tree Guest Suites
320 N 44th St, Phoenix, AZ
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Double Tree Resort Tucson Reid Park
445 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson AZ 85711
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Embassy Suites
4400 S. Rural Rd, Tempe 85282-7044
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Embassy Suites
2333 East Thomas Road , Phoenix, AZ 85016
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Embassy Suites Phoenix North
2577 W Greenway Road, Phoenix, AZ 85023
Directions: Northeast corner of Greenway and I-17
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Fiesta Resort
2100 South Priest Drive, Tempe - Arizona
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Foothills Glendale Library
19055 N. 57th Avenue, Glendale 85308
Directions: North of Union Hills on the east side of 57th Avenue. From Loop 101, exit at 59th Avenue, go south to Utopia Road, turn left, go to 57th Avenue, turn right then an immediate left into the library parking lot.

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Fountain Hills Branch Library
12901 N La Montana Dr, Fountain Hills - AZ 85268
Directions: Cross Streets: Between E Stewart Vista Ave and E Avenue of the Fountains
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Fountain Hills Community Center
13001 N.La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills 85268
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Fountain View Village
16455 E Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268-8307
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Friendship Community Church Ahwatukee
9807 S. 48th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85044
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Gaslight Inn
5747 W. Glendale Avenue , Glendale - AZ
Directions: across from Murphy Park, at 58th Avenue and Glendale Avenue, South side of the street.
Tel: 623-934-9119
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Gifts To Go at Barnaby Street Shoppes
11340 W Bell Road, Suite 128 , Surprise AZ
Directions: around the corner from 5 & Diner
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Gilbert Southeast Regional Library
775 North Greenfield Road, Gilbert 85234
Directions: Southeast corner of Guadalupe and Greenfield Roads
(602) 652-3000
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Glendale Civic Center
5750 West Glenn Drive, Glendale - AZ 85301
Directions: North on 32nd Place to 202; 202 (becomes I-10) West to 19th Avenue; North (right) on 19th Avenue to Grand Avenue; West (left) on Grand Avenue to 58th Avenue; North (right) on 58th Avenue to Glenn Drive; East (right) on Glenn Drive to address.
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Golden Buddah Chinese Restaurant
668 N. 44th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Directions: east side of the Chinese Cultural Center
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Great Wall Buffet
59th Avenue and Bell - Southwest corner, Glendale
Directions: Southwest corner, behind McDonald's
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Green Valley Library
601 N. La Canada Dr, Green Valley AZ 85614
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Grimaldi's
4000 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ
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Herberger Theater Center
222 E Monroe St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Hilton Garden Inn - North Happy Valley
1940 W. Pinnacle Peak RD, Phoenix 85027
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Hilton Garden Inn - Phoenix Airport
3838 East Van Buren Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Directions: (602) 306-2323
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Hilton Phoenix East
1011 W. Holmes Ave, Mesa, AZ 85210
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Holiday Inn - Palo Verde
4550 S. Palo Verde Boulevard, Tucson 85715
Directions: Ph: (800) 465-4329 or (520) 746-1161 Fax: (520) 741-1170
Tell the hotel you are a participant with the Society of Southwestern Authors conference. Be sure to ask for conference prices, $72 plus tax/night.
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Home Town Buffet - Tucson
5101 N. Oracle Rd, Tucson - AZ
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Hotel Saint Michael
205 W Gurley St., Prescott, Arizona 86301
Directions: Ideally located in the heart of Downtown Prescott on the Courthouse Plaza “Grand Dame of Prescott, the Cornerstone of Whiskey Row” * Complementary Cooked To Order Breakfast served in our Award Winning Caffe’ * * 72 Guest Rooms * Meeting and Reception Facilities * Specialty Shops *
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In the Northwest Valley
47th Avenue and Union Hills, Glendale AZ 85308
Directions: Exact address and directions given upon registration
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Inn Suites - Tempe
1651 W. Baseline Road, Tempe - Arizona 85283
Directions: 480-897-7900
HOTEL AMMENITIES: • Free Hot Breakfast Buffet • Free Hi-Speed and Wi-Fi Internet Access • Free Evening Social Hour • Free Fitness Center/Spa • Free Newspaper • Free Parking • Heated Pool • Pillowtop Cloud 9 Beds with Deluxe Bedding • Premier Cable Movie Channels • Microwave/Refrigerator • Coffee/Tea Maker with Coffee & Tea • Upgraded Bath amenities
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Iron Works Restaurant
17233 N. 45th Ave., Glendale 85308
Directions: Just North of Bell Road on 45th Avenue
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Ironworks Restaurant
17233 N. 45th Avenue, Phoenix
Directions: Crossroads: Bell Road and 45th Avenue Just North of Bell on 45th Avenue.
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La Parilla Suiza
3508 W Peoria Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85029
Phone: 602 978-8334
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Lifelong Learning, Inc.
13815 W. Camino del Sol, Sun City West 85375
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Macayo's Depot Cantina
300 S Ash Ave, Tempe 85281
Directions: (480) 966-6677
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Manuel's Restaurant
2350 E. Southern, Mesa 85282
Directions: At the 101 and Southern, east of the intersection, on the north side of Southern.
480-897-0025
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Margaret T. Hance Park
1202 N 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Maricopa County Library Sun City branch
16828 N 99th Ave, Sun City, AZ 85351
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Maricopa Library Fairway -Sun City
10600 W. Peoria Ave, Sun City, AZ
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Marriott Old Town
7325 E. Third Avenue, Scottsdale AZ
Directions: Off Scottsdale Rd. South of Camelback turn at the light parking near hotel
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McDowell Corporate Center
4909 E McDowell Road, Phoenix 85008
Directions: 48th and McDowell, near the airport
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McKeown Landscape
8028 West Thunderbird Road, Peoria, AZ 85381
Directions: Tel: 602-889-4700 From Loop 101, exit at Thunderbird Avenue, go east about a mile. Site is on the north side.
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Mesa Community College
1833 West Southern Avenue , Mesa 85202
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Mesa Senior Center
247 N Macdonald, Mesa 85201-6622
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Millenium Resorts & Villas
7401 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
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Monte Vista Village Resort
8865 E. Baseline Road, Mesa 85208
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Monti's La Casa Vieja
100 S Mill Avenue, Tempe - Arizona 85281
Phone: (480) 967-7594 Fax: (480) 967-8129
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Multigenerational Center
7550 E. Adobe St, Mesa 85207
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Mystic Moon Bookstore
7119 E. Mercer, Scottsdale, AZ
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Next Coffee Company
19420 N. 59th Ave, Glendale AZ 85308
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North Mountain Visitor Center
12950 N 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ
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Octagon Cafe - Fountain Hills
12645 N Saguaro Blvd , Fountain Hills - AZ
Directions: As you enter Fountain Hills: Turn LEFT/RIGHT on E Palisades Blvd And proceed to the end and Turn RIGHT on N Saguaro Blvd Arrive at 12645 N Saguaro Blvd , Octagon Cafe is on your left. The restaurant is well marked.
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Old Pueblo Grill
60 N. Alvernon, Tucson - Arizona 85711
Directions: north of Broadway Blvd
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Opt-In Learning Center
1440 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa, AZ 85210
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Oro Valley Library
1305 W. Naranja Drive, Oro Valley 85737
Directions: From I-10, take Tangerine Exit #240 east. Turn left onto West Tangerine Road. Go ten miles. Turn right onto N. La Canada Drive. Go fourteen miles. Turn left onto West Naranja Drive.
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PAGES BOOKSTORE - New, Rare, antiquarian, Maps, Documents
7100 E. Cave Creek Rd - Suite #164 , Cave Creek AZ 85331
Directions: Tel: 480-575-7220
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Pete's Family Restaurant
1355 Iron Springs Road, Prescott, Arizona
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Phoenix Country Club
2901 N. 7th Street, Phoenix - Arizona
Directions: NE Corner of 7th Street & Thomas Road 602-263-5208
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Prescott Country Club
1030 Prescott Country Club Blvd, Dewey, Arizona
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Prescott Public Library
215 E. Goodwin. Miller, Prescott - AZ
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Red Mountain Multigenerational Center
7550 E. Adobe St, Mesa 85207
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Residence Inn Chandler
200 North Federal Street, Chandler, AZ 85226
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Saguaro Library
2808 N 46th St, Phoenix, AZ 85008
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Scottsdale Arts School
3720 North Marshall Way, Scottsdale AZ
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Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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Scottsdale Civic Center Library
3839 N Drinkwater Blvd , Scottsdale 85251
Directions: Southeast corner of Indian School and Drinkwater Blvd - Parking entrance on Drinkwater just south of the bridge. Two levels of parking available.
Tel: (480) 312-7323
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Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza
7380 E. 2nd Street, Scottsdale, AZ
Directions: 75th St. and Indian School
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Scottsdale Community College
9000 East Chapparrel Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85256
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Scottsdale House Club House
4800 N. 68th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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Scottsdale Mustang Library
10101 N. 90th St, Scottsdale 85258
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Sedona Elks Lodge
110 Airport Road, Sedona 86336-5824
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Sedona Public Library
3250 White Bear Rd , Sedona, AZ 86336-4337
Directions: Tel 928.282.7714 Fax 928.282.5789
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Sheraton 4 Points Hotel - Conference Center
1900 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson 85719
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Sierra Vista Library
, Sierra Vista - AZ
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South Mountain Community College Library
7050 South 24th Street, Phoenix, AZ
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Squash Blossom Restaurant
705 N. 1st Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Directions: Phone: 602-253-4606
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TBA (to be announced later)
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Tempe Mission Palms Hotel
60 East Fifth Street, Tempe, AZ 85281
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Tempe Public Library
3500 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ
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The Cow Palace Restaurant
28802 S Nogales Hwy, Amado, AZ 85645
Directions: Tel: (520) 398-1999
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The Poisoned Pen Bookstore
4014 N Goldwater, Scottsdale 85251
Directions: Tel: 480 947-2974
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The Well Red Coyote Bookstore
3190 W. Hwy 89A, Suite 400, Sedona 86336
Directions: The Well Red Coyote is located at: 3190 W. Highway 89A (at Dry Creek Road in West Sedona) Suite #400 (behind D'Lish Restaurant) Sedona, AZ 86336 Telephone numbers: (928) 282-2284 (866) 282-9291 Our hours are: Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm Sunday: 12 noon - 5 pm (Except for evenings when we schedule 7 pm author events. Then we stay open until the event is over, usually 8:30 - 9:00 pm.)
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University of Arizona
1311 E 4th St, Tucson, AZ 85721 United States
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University Presbyterian Church
139 East Alameda Drive, Tempe, AZ
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Valley Presbyterian Church
, Green Valley - AZ
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Velma Teague Library
7010 N. 58th Ave, Glendale AZ 85301
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Viscount Suites Hotel
4855 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson AZ 85711
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Webster Auditorium - Desert Botanical Gardens
1201 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix - Arizona 85008
Directions: It is a lovely five minute stroll through the Desert Botanical Garden to reach the Webster Auditorium, however scooters and wheelchairs are available at no cost to participants. Please let us know if you have a concern regarding accessibility.
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Wildflower Bread Company
2805 West Agua Fria Freeway, Phoenix, AZ 85027
Directions: near the intersection of I-17 and the 101 loop.
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Wilkes University
20 West First Street, Mesa, AZ 85201-6653
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Wright House Reception Centre
636 W. University Dr., Mesa - AZ 85201
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WRIGLEY MANSION
2501 East Telewa Trail, Phoenix, AZ 85016-2814
Directions: (602) 955-4079
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Yavapai College SEDONA Campus
4215 Arts Village Drive, Sedona, Arizona 86336
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Yavapai College VERDE Campus, Clarkdale
601 Black Hills Dr, Clarkdale, Arizona 86324)
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