The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing offers a variety of classes in many genres for writers at every stage of their development through our Piper Writers Studio. Classes range from single-day workshops to four-week courses and six-week master classes, with in-person and online options available. Topics and instructors vary from semester to semester. All Piper Writers Studio instructors are highly experienced and respected writers and teachers.
Arizona educators: Piper Writers Studio classes qualify for professional development credit for Arizona educators. After registering, please sign up for your professional development hours here.
Fall 2015 Classes
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New York Times Bestselling author Michael A. Stackpole will guide you to mastery of the novella—the perfect storytelling form for the digital age. The novella is splendidly suited to exploring characters and themes, illuminating back-story of characters from novels, and even as a practice run before attempting a novel.Learn More
Are you writing a memoir? Or a research-based nonfiction book? Are you a fiction writer who would like to explore ways to use people’s real-life stories into your work? There are many reasons writers may want to weave another person’s story into their fiction or nonfiction. In this class, participants will focus on one specific moment in one person’s life and learn how to use a variety of skills to enhance their writing.Learn More
The road a poem travels from first thought to final draft before reaching its final destination is a journey of possibility and discovery as well as intention and skill. This half-day workshop will explore various approaches for generating new work as well as how to guide a poem toward its fullest potential.Learn More
We invite writers interested in developing a novel-length work under the continuous mentorship of a Piper Center faculty member to learn more about our Your Novel Year Online Certificate Program.
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Tuition discounts are available for Piper Friends, Supporters, or Fellows; ASU Faculty, Staff, and Students; and Arizona Teachers, both current and retired.