Piper Writers Studio Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be an ASU student to take these workshops?

Absolutely not. While ASU students are welcome, the majority of participants are from the community. There are no pre-requisites for taking most Piper Writers Studio workshops, except in the case the 6-week Master Classes, which may have certain enrollment requirements depending on the course.

Can I get ASU credit for taking these workshops?

No. These writing workshops are purely non-academic. For-credit writing classes are taught through the Department of English.

Can I get Continuing Education credit for taking a workshop?

Yes, you can. The Piper Center for Creative Writing will, upon request, provide you with a letter stating the number of chair hours you have completed in the workshops. These letters generally provide sufficient documentation for employers seeking confirmation of continuing education credit.

Where do the classes meet?

In-person courses meet at the Piper Writers House on the ASU Tempe campus. Online courses meet through Piper on a private online system

How long do the classes meet?

We offer a range of formats. 4-week classes are scheduled for two hours each week, on a single night. Online classes run for four weeks, with course schedules depending on the specific instructor. We also offer one-day courses. One-day courses meet for five hours on a Saturday and explore a topic in depth.

How do I register for a Piper Writers Studio class?

The entire registration process can be completed online; please follow the links to enroll in your course of choice. A confirmation will be emailed to you once your registration is complete.

When is new information about the Piper Writers Studio available on the website?

We generally post class descriptions two months before they begin.

If you would like to receive notices when new workshops are scheduled, please fill out our online contact form.

What if my plans change?

We can provide a full refund of your Piper Writers Studio tuition, minus a $50 handling fee, any time up to 24 hours before the first class meeting. Please email Karen Sideris, Assistant Manager at the Piper Center, at karen.sideris@asu.eduwith the subject line “PWS Refund”.

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