Summer in Phoenix is nobody’s favorite time of year, especially with record-high temps, monsoons and well-known dust storms. Thankfully, businesses and local Phoenicians alike make a concerted effort to offer a variety of events to give residents a way to get out of the house while staying cool and pursuing their book/writing passions (or enjoying some staycation time away from the computer). Midnight Publishing is an editing and writing company based here in Arizona for nearly a decade. Our staff is very familiar with this city and local events that we frequent ourselves to escape our “writer caves” and the heat. Listed below are some of our favorite upcoming events at bookstores, resorts and restaurants that you must try to have some fun in (or out) of the sun:

Phoenix Events for Summer 2019

1. Writers’ Insights Workshop

When: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. – Every fourth Tuesday of the month.

Where: Tempe Marketplace Barnes and Noble, 2000 East Rio Salado Parkway, #1032

Tempe, AZ

What: This monthly workshop, which is put on by the Phoenix Screenwriters Association, is a chance to get 10 pages of material critiqued. It is a chance for other screenwriters to get together and help them revise, strengthen, and streamline their material. Attendance is capped at four participants. So, be sure to sign up through the website or on Eventbrite. Bring enough paper copies of your sample for every attendant to read. Find more info here.

3. Summer Afternoon Tea at The Phoenician

When: August 1 to 27, 2019, 2 to 3 p.m. – closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

Where: The Phoenician, 6000 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ

What: All right, all right, so this isn’t a writing class or book signing. It is, however, an elegant way to spend an afternoon in a luxury setting with a gorgeous backdrop of Scottsdale and Camelback Mountain. Enjoy decadent homemade scones, cream and preserves, finger sandwiches, and fine blends of tea. Renowned pianist Alan Comyns lends his talents throughout the experience. More info here and reservation link here.

Check back next week for upcoming events in the Phoenix area throughout the rest of the summer and into September 2019!

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