Arizona is on its way to being a hub for the arts. If you’re one of the people getting out to shows, attending local festivals and events, you know, moving and shaking your way around the Valley, chances are you already are aware of the changes a’brewing. If you’re still unclear, you should be reading us with a bit more regularity and maybe, just maybe, hopping off the couch with a bit more frequency.
Well, we know music and visual arts are on the rise but how does Arizona stack up when it comes to literary endeavors? Our preliminary surveillance revealed some exciting things underway. From publishing houses/bookstores like Lawn Gnome and the Poisoned Pen Press to the bloggers looking to carve out a readership in the electronic age, Arizona writers are on the rise. Below we’ve included some links to writing projects and writer’s blogs based out of the AZ. We’ll have more for your viewing pleasure when we unveil our new, improved AZ blog directory here shortly (hopefully, very shortly). For more on local writing talent, check out the Arizona Authors Association.