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Welcome to the Home page for Cirque du Livre.

In 2016, the staff of Brick Cave Media, an Arizona based publishing company,  started a writers conference with the intent of fostering a vibrant and active community of writers in the greater Phoenix area.

They thought if they built an innovative event that felt more like an experience than a traditional conference, that people would be more engaged. They also knew that with a fairly nascent writing community, an event that was formed specifically for them would go a long way to grow and support that creative demographic. Designed to both be affordable and to showcase a talented roster of local writers that had a tremendous amount of knowledge to share, the Conference was born.

And it was a hit.

They repeated the event in 2017, and again found a thirst for learning to strengthen one's writing ability. For 2018, the founders of the festival have turned the event over to their sister organization non profit, Anthology, inc. to allow the event to continue to grow.

Consider joining us April 26-28, 2019 for a great three days of learning, fun and networking.

We Take over Downtown Mesa, AZ.

 dtmesaOne of the great things about Cirque du Livre, is that it is an event that is outside the box, literally. We incorporate multiple downtown Mesa businesses as locations for panels. This way, your scenery changes all the time, and you can explore new spaces. The locations become a part of the experience.

Welcome, to the circus of books.