Piper Writers Studio

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 are led by highly experienced and respected writers and teachers. We hold sessions in October, January, and June. Topics and instructors vary from semester to semester, so check our website or sign up on our mailing list to receive news about our course schedule. Our small class sizes ensure that you and your writing receive personalized feedback, so be sure to register early to secure your seat.

Sign up for a Piper Writers Studio course to refine your skills, gain inspiration, and build connections with fellow writers and lovers of literature!

Arizona educators: Piper Writers Studio classes qualify for Professional Development credit. After registering, please apply for your Professional Development hours here.

Fall 2015 Classes

  • “Long-Form Feature Writing”

    with Jeffrey Marshall Workshop Type: 2015, Fall, In-Person, Journalism, Listed, One Day
    Length: One Day
    Genre: Journalism
    Type: In-Person
    Location: The Piper House» View Map
    Date: Saturday, 24 October 2015
    Time: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    Workshop Summary:

    In the age of the Internet and social media, it may seem that the long feature article is an endangered species. But it’s still arguably the highest form of journalism – the one that engages readers the most and has the greatest impact, whether it appears in a magazine or newspaper. This workshop will examine the basic tenets of longer feature writing and offer insights and tips for both novice and published writers.



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Registration Costs

Half-Day Classes One-Day Classes Four-Week Classes
$75 $125 $225


Tuition discounts are available for Piper Friends, Supporters, or Fellows; ASU Faculty, Staff, and Students; and Arizona Teachers, both current and retired.

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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