The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing is the artistic and intellectual heart of a vibrant, multinational and culturally diverse world of writers. The Center is dedicated to serving our writing communities, both local and global, by offering exceptional literary programs and resources.
The Center for Science and the Imagination, The School for the Future of Innovation in Society, and The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences have teamed up for the Frankenstein Bicentennial Project! Check out their hilarious video for details about two amazing opportunities for publication. ... See MoreSee Less
The Piper Center was pleased and proud to see four graduating Your Novel Year™ students give spectacular readings on Friday, May 20th. Gathered at the beautiful Phoenix Changing Hands Bookstore, beloved YNY Coordinator Bill Konigsberg introduced everyone to the brave souls giving the night’s readings. Joe Tardiolo, Denise Ganley, Katie Donahoe, and Traci Avalos, all […]
The Piper Center commemorated the end of National Poetry Month with a bang! Jeredith Merrin, Rose Solari, and Valerie Bandura, all gave spectacular readings on April 28th at the College Avenue Commons on ASU’s campus. It was a celebratory return and reunion for the three poets since Desert Nights, Rising Stars 2015. Before the readings, […]
We had a wonderful time celebrating Piper Distinguished Visiting Writer in Residence Xu Xi’s release of her new novel, That Man in Our Lives. The festivities were held on April 20 at the University Club on ASU’s campus, and the evening was a congratulatory end to her residency here at the Piper House this semester. […]
Noted novelist Zadie Smith’s visit to ASU on April 12th was a great success! A Distinguished Visiting Writer of the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, Zadie Smith was also a part of the Institute for Humanities Research’s Distinguished Lecturer Series. The Piper Center featured a Q&A session earlier that day that was attended by students from […]
We are pleased to announce the 2016 Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing Faculty Fellowship Recipients: Sally Ball, Joni Adamson, and Miral Mahgoub. The Virginia G. Piper Center Faculty Fellowship is a merit-based, competitive fellowship that is awarded each year to ASU MFA in Creative Writing Program and Piper Center Affiliate Faculty. It is intended […]