Mission

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 aspires to:

  • build connections among readers, writers, and others, across multiple disciplines and fields of interest
  • offer a variety of educational opportunities to support writers in every stage of their development
  • foster a thriving creative and literary community, and transform the Valley’s cultural environment
  • become the driving force for a dynamic and entrepreneurial creative environment that will enrich Arizona and the entire Southwest
  • encourage cultural and artistic exchanges with international communities
  • promote the value that art is integral to all our lives, and make it accessible both within and beyond our community of writers

Recent Blog Posts

Bill Konigsberg’s “Openly Straight” finalist for 2014 Walden Award

July 21,2014 The Piper Center is proud to announce that our own YOUR NOVEL YEAR coordinator & instructor, Bill Konigsberg, has been chosen as one of five finalists for the 2014 Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award! The book... Continue Reading

The New Frontier: Writing for Video Games

July 14,2014 I have sometimes envied writers like Aphra Behn and Daniel Defoe, writers who discovered the form of the novel, pulling existing works (epic poems, journals, and plays) together into a new kind of writing... Continue Reading
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