ASU's 2009 Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference is now offering special discounts to select groups, including HFR blog readers! General Admission, which was $400, is being offered to blog readers for $200.

The conference takes place February 18-21, 2009 on Arizona State's campus, and includes classes, panels, readings, agent pitch meetings and Small Group Instruction from faculty members Steve Almond, Brock Clark, Martha Collins, Percival Everett, Carolyn Forche, Lee Gutkind, Kevin Prufer, Danzy Senna, Alice Sebold, Michael A. Stackpole, Natasha Trethewey and many, many more. See our complete conference faculty list here.

For more information or to register, check out the conference website. **When registering: select either Quick Registration or General Admission. Then, SCROLL DOWN & select 'Piper Partner Tier' (you'll see Hayden's Ferry Review community listed) for your discount!**