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Incorporated in 1978, Arizona Authors' Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving as the largest, key information, educational and referral center for the community, supporting local authors statewide and across the nation. 

Mission - Arizona Authors’ Association fosters literary achievement, advances the art of writing and serves the writers, authors, editors, publishers and allied professionals of Arizona and the nation.


1. Literature created for its power to enrich the lives of individuals and communities;
2. Annual international literary contest featuring unpublished and published work;
3. Cultivation of literary audiences, both adult and youth;
4. Educational programs, workshops, conferences, reading series, critique groups; and,
5. Annual literary magazine celebrating writing excellence across the nation.

Primary Goal – Support and assist the literary community in creating its best body of work while connecting with the widest audience.

The Association's membership 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.

Check out our Events Calendar for upcoming meetings, events and free workshops!
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  • Advertise for free in the annual Arizona Literary Magazine
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Directions to our Venues

Los Agaves Restaurant
1451 S. La Canada Dr., Green Valley 85622

2 Sher and Cher Alike Antique shop
7142 N 58th Drive, Glendale, AZ

5 Points Market and Restaurant
756 S. Stone, Tucson, AZ 85701

Anzio’s Italian Restaurant
12418 N. 28th Dr, Phoenix 85029

Arcadia Room
3950 E. Campbell, Phoenix, AZ 85018

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

Arizona Bridge to Independent Living
5025 E. Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034

Arizona Historical Society Museum
1300 N College Ave, Tempe - Arizona 85281

Arizona Virtual Studio
4614 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85008

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

Avondale Civic Center
11465 W Civic Center Drive, Avondale, AZ 85323

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

Barnes & Noble - Flagstaff
701 S. Milton Rd, Flagstaff 86001
Directions: Milton Road and West Hwy. 66

Barnes & Noble - Tucson
7325 N La Cholla Blvd Suite100, Tucson, AZ 85741
Directions: (520) 742-6402

Barnes & Noble - Val Vista - Mesa
1758 South Val Vista Drive, Mesa 85204
Directions: Dana Park Village Square I-60 & Val Vista Dr.

Barnes & Noble cafe - Surprise Marketplace
13719 West Bell Road , Surprise 85374

Barnes & Noble Scottsdale
10500 N 90th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Directions: South East corner of the 101 freeway and Shea Blvd.

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
1337 W 11th street, Tempe, AZ 85281
Directions: corner of 11th and Priest

Black Canyon Conference Center
9440 North 25th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021

Bluewater Grill
1720 E. Camelback, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Directions: 602) 277-3474

Boyce Thompson Arboretum
37615 E US Highway 60, Superior, AZ 85273
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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
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Calvary Church of the Valley
6107 N. Invergordon Road, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

Camelback Church of Christ
5225 East Camelback Rd, Phoenix, Arizona 85018

Chandler Community Center Downtown
125 East Commonwealth Avenue , Chandler 85225

Chandler Community College - Pecos Campus
2626 East Pecos Road , Chandler 85225

Chandler Public Library (Sunset Branch)
4930 West Ray Road, Chandler 85226
Directions: From either freeway, 10 or 101, take the Ray Road exit.

Chandler Public Library - Delaware
22 S. Delaware Street, Chandler 85225
Directions: (480) 782-2812

Chandler Recreational Senior Center
202 E. Boston Street , Chandler 85225
Directions: Just South of Chandler Blvd, East of Arizona Avenue

Changing Hands Bookstore - Phoenix
300 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013

Changing Hands Bookstore - Tempe
6428 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe 85283
Directions: At McClintock and Guadalupe Tel: 480-730-0205
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Chaparral Suites - Scottsdale
5001 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 85250

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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Church of the Nazarene
55 Rojo Drive, Village of Oak Creek, AZ

Civic Space Park
424 N Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ
Directions: Downtown Phoenix

Coco's Restaurant (East Cactus Road)
4514 East Cactus Road , Phoenix, AZ 85032

Coconino Center for the Arts
2300 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff AZ 86001
Directions: Tel: 928) 779-2300

Crowne Plaza Peoria Ave
2532 W. Peoria Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85029-4709

Crowne Plaza Phoenix Airport Hotel
4300 East Washington Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85034

Days Inn - Scottsdale
4710 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 85251

Days Inn Camp Verde
1640 West Highway 260, Camp Verde, AZ 86322
Directions: I-17 Exit 287 Next to Dennys

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

Double Tree Resort Tucson Reid Park
445 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson AZ 85711

Downtown Phoenix Convention Center
100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

El Charro Café
311 N. Court Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701

Embassy Suites
4400 S. Rural Rd, Tempe 85282-7044

Embassy Suites
2333 East Thomas Road , Phoenix, AZ 85016

Embassy Suites BILTMORE
2630 East Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Directions: East of 24th Street on the north side of Camelback Road. Just behind (to the north of) Chase Bank.

Embassy Suites Paradise Village - Scottsdale
4415 E. Paradise Village Parkway South, Phoenix, AZ 85032

Embassy Suites Phoenix North
2577 W Greenway Road, Phoenix, AZ 85023
Directions: Northeast corner of Greenway and I-17

Fiesta Resort
2100 South Priest Drive, Tempe - Arizona

Flagstaff Aquaplex
1702 N. 4th Street, Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library Community Room
300 West Aspen Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

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.


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

Fountain View Village
16455 E Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268-8307

Franciscan Renewal Center
5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale 85253
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Friendship Community Church Ahwatukee
9807 S. 48th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85044

Fronimo's Greek Cafe
3242 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716
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Galaxy Diner
931 W Rte 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

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

Gifts To Go at Barnaby Street Shoppes
11340 W Bell Road, Suite 128 , Surprise AZ
Directions: around the corner from 5 & Diner

Gila Community College Payson
210 N Mud Springs Rd, Payson, AZ 85541
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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

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.

Golden Buddah Chinese Restaurant
668 N. 44th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Directions: east side of the Chinese Cultural Center

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

4000 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Guidon Books - Western Americana and Civil War Books
7109 E. Second St, Scottsdale 85251

Herberger Theater Center
222 E Monroe St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

High Country Conference Center
201 W. Butler Ave., Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Hilton Garden Inn - North Happy Valley
1940 W. Pinnacle Peak RD, Phoenix 85027

Hilton Garden Inn - Phoenix Airport
3838 East Van Buren Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Directions: (602) 306-2323

Hilton Phoenix East
1011 W. Holmes Ave, Mesa, AZ 85210
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Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites - Tucson Palo Verde
4550 S. Palo Verde Rd, Tucson 85714
Directions: Ph: (800) 465-4329 or (520) 746-1161 Fax: (520) 741-1170

Home Town Buffet - Tucson
5101 N. Oracle Rd, Tucson - AZ

Homewood Suites Hilton Phoenix Metro Center
2536 West Beryl Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021

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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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

Ironworks Restaurant
17233 N. 45th Avenue, Phoenix
Directions: Crossroads: Bell Road and 45th Avenue Just North of Bell on 45th Avenue.

Joel Valdez main Pima Library
101 N. Stone Ave, Tucson 85701

La Parilla Suiza
3508 W Peoria Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85029
Phone: 602 978-8334

Lifelong Learning, Inc.
13815 W. Camino del Sol, Sun City West 85375

Lisa's Bistro - Back Room
1595 Mohave Drive, Bullhead City, AZ 86442

Little Red Schoolhouse
7333 E. Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Lowell Observatory
1400 West Mars Hill Road, Flagstaff 86001
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Lucille's BBQ
2030 East Rio Salado Pkwy , Tempe, AZ 85281
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Macaroni Grill
7245 E Gold Dust Avenue, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Macayo's Depot Cantina
300 S Ash Ave, Tempe 85281
Directions: (480) 966-6677
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Margaret T. Hance Park
1202 N 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Maricopa County Library Sun City branch
16828 N 99th Ave, Sun City, AZ 85351

Maricopa Library Fairway -Sun City
10600 W. Peoria Ave, Sun City, AZ

Marriott Old Town
7325 E. Third Avenue, Scottsdale AZ
Directions: Off Scottsdale Rd. South of Camelback turn at the light parking near hotel

McDowell Corporate Center
4909 E McDowell Road, Phoenix 85008
Directions: 48th and McDowell, near the airport

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.

Mesa Community College
1833 West Southern Avenue , Mesa 85202

Mesa Senior Center
247 N Macdonald, Mesa 85201-6622

Millenium Resorts & Villas
7401 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Monte Vista Village Resort
8865 E. Baseline Road, Mesa 85208

Mostly Books
6208 E. Speedway, Tucson, AZ 85712
Directions: (520) 571-0110
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Multigenerational Center
7550 E. Adobe St, Mesa 85207

Mystic Moon Bookstore
7119 E. Mercer, Scottsdale, AZ

Next Coffee Company
19420 N. 59th Ave, Glendale AZ 85308

North Mountain Visitor Center
12950 N 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ
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Northwest Regional Library
16089 N Bullard Ave, Surprise, AZ 85374

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.

Old Pueblo Grill
60 N. Alvernon, Tucson - Arizona 85711
Directions: north of Broadway Blvd

Opt-In Learning Center
1440 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa, AZ 85210

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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Payson Public Library Community Room
328 N. McLane Rd, Payson, AZ 85541

Pete's Family Restaurant
1355 Iron Springs Road, Prescott, Arizona

Phoenix Airport Marriott
1101 N 44th St, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Phoenix Country Club
2901 N. 7th Street, Phoenix - Arizona
Directions: NE Corner of 7th Street & Thomas Road 602-263-5208

Pima Community College campus
1255 North Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85709

Pioneer Museum
2340 N Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
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Polly Rosenbaum Archives and History Building
1901 W. Madison, Phoenix, AZ 85009
Directions: Free parking in front of building. Lunch: Phoenix Public Market Café 721 N. Central Phoenix 85009

Prescott Country Club
1030 Prescott Country Club Blvd, Dewey, Arizona

Prescott Public Library
215 E. Goodwin. Miller, Prescott - AZ

Prescott Valley Library Auditorium
7401 E Civic Circle , Prescott Valley 86314

R.H. Johnson Recreation Center
19803 R.H. Johnson Blvd, Sun City West, AZ

Radisson Hotel Phoenix North
10220 North Metro Pkwy. East, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Next to Metrocenter shopping mall Almost across from Barnes & Noble

Red Mountain Multigenerational Center
7550 E. Adobe St, Mesa 85207

Residence Inn Chandler
200 North Federal Street, Chandler, AZ 85226

Saguaro Library
2808 N 46th St, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Scottsdale Arts School
3720 North Marshall Way, Scottsdale AZ

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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

Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza
7380 E. 2nd Street, Scottsdale, AZ
Directions: 75th St. and Indian School

Scottsdale Community College
9000 East Chapparrel Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85256

Scottsdale House Club House
4800 N. 68th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Scottsdale Mustang Library
10101 N. 90th St, Scottsdale 85258

Scottsdale Waterfront Condominiums
7181 E. Camelback Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Directions: Free parking on street or in Nordstrom’s garage

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

South Mountain Community College Library
7050 South 24th Street, Phoenix, AZ

Squash Blossom Restaurant
705 N. 1st Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Directions: Phone: 602-253-4606
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StarShine Academy
3535 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix

Su Vino Winery
7035 E. Main St., #110, Scottsdale 85251
Directions: Enter winery from Main St. or from behind the Western Spirit museum. Park on the street or in the underground parking garage entered off Marshall Way along the north side of the museum.

TBA (to be announced later)

Tempe Mission Palms Hotel
60 East Fifth Street, Tempe, AZ 85281
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Tempe Public Library
3500 South Rural Road, Tempe 85282
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The Arboretum at Flagstaff
4001 South Woody Mountain Road, Flagstaff 86001
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The Arboretum in Flagstaff
4001 S Woody Mountain Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

The Cow Palace Restaurant
28802 S Nogales Hwy, Amado, AZ 85645
Directions: Tel: (520) 398-1999

The Old Spaghetti Factory - Phoenix
1418 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Directions: Phone: 602.257.0380

The Poisoned Pen Bookstore
4014 N Goldwater, Scottsdale 85251
Directions: Tel: 480 947-2974

The Pressroom
441 W. Madison Street, Phoenix 85003

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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Town of Wickenburg
155 N. Tegner St. , Wickenburg 85390
Directions: Downtown Wickenburg
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Tucson Rodeo Grounds
4823 S. 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85714
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University of Arizona
1311 E 4th St, Tucson, AZ 85721 United States

University Presbyterian Church
139 East Alameda Drive, Tempe, AZ
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Valley Presbyterian Church
, Green Valley - AZ

Velma Teague Library
7010 N. 58th Ave, Glendale AZ 85301
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Viscount Suites Hotel
4855 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson AZ 85711

Weatherford Hotel
23 N. Leroux Street, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

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.

Western Spirit: Scottsdale Museum of the West
3830 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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

Wright House Reception Centre
636 W. University Dr., Mesa - AZ 85201

2501 East Telewa Trail, Phoenix, AZ 85016-2814
Directions: (602) 955-4079
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Yavapai College Prescott Campus
1100 E Sheldon St, Prescott, AZ 86301

Yavapai College SEDONA Campus
4215 Arts Village Drive, Sedona, Arizona 86336

Yavapai College VERDE Campus, Clarkdale
601 Black Hills Dr, Clarkdale, Arizona 86324)

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