The Piper Community of Friends

There’s Whole New Way to Support Our Writing Community!

Why become a Piper Friend?

The Piper Center for Creative Writing is committed to fostering a vibrant and diverse literary community in Phoenix and beyond. The Center takes pride in supporting the next generation of literary leaders through programs such as Piper Writers Studio Workshops, the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series, and the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Conference. By becoming a Piper Friend, you will contribute to our mission by helping to ensure financial support for our students and our community programs.


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Joining the Piper Community of Friends has never been more rewarding! Donations support Piper Center scholarships to writers at ASU and Community College students, Arizona Educators and more.

With four levels to choose from, you can get the most out of your support. From exclusive author access, program discounts, and the chance to fund emerging writers with personal scholarships, we strive to make your contribution as meaningful to you as it is to us.


Choose Your Level

Piper Friends

Piper Friends are the backbone of our writing community. For $100/year, Piper Friend receive great benefits for their support, including:

  • Invitations to special events and early announcements about upcoming guests, visiting writers, and new developments in programming
  • Early registration for Piper Writers Studio and Desert Nights, Rising Stars.

Piper Supporter

Supporting Friends are the sponsors of our writing community. For $250/year, Supporting Friends receive great benefits for their support, including:

  • All benefits described above for Piper Friends
  • $150.00 of your donation designated for an Emerging Writer Scholarship
  • A $25 discount code to use on the Piper event of your choosing
  • Public acknowledgment of their donation on the Piper Center’s website
  • Exclusive invitations to private events with visiting authors
  • Access to the new Piper Center author mentoring program

Piper Fellows

Piper Fellows are the champions of our writing community. For any donation meeting or exceeding $500/year, Piper Fellows receive our gratitude and great benefits for their support, including:

  • All benefits described above for Friends & Supporting Friends
  • $300.00 of your donation designated for an Emerging Writer Scholarship
  • Invitations to private Craft Q & A sessions with visiting writers
  • Select discounts on author mentoring services.

Piper Honor Circle

Join the leadership of our writing community. Gifts of $1,000 or higher can be customized with options including named scholarships, legacy gifts and more. Your full donation will be put to work—at your designated purpose—and may be considered a charitable contribution.


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* All funds will be deposited with the ASU Foundation for A New American University, a separate nonprofit organization that exists to support Arizona State University (ASU). Donations will be deposited in IFAS account #30002377. Gifts in support of ASU are subject to foundation policies and fees. Due to the fair market value of benefits provided, only membership payments in excess of fair market value may be considered a charitable contribution. Payments for workshops are not considered a charitable contribution. Please consult your tax advisor regarding the deductibility of charitable contributions.

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