Piper Writers Studio

The Piper Writers Studio offers a variety of classes for writers of all levels, and each course is led by an experienced writer and teacher. Courses are available in-person and online, as One-day workshops, 4-week workshops, or 6-week Master Classes.

For those interested in developing a novel-length work under long-term instruction, please follow the link to learn more about the Piper Center’s premier Online Certificate in Writing the Novel.

Registration Costs

The regular registration cost for a one-day Piper Writers Studio workshop is $125.00 per class, and regular registration cost for a 4-week Piper Writers Studio workshop is $225.00 per class. Tuition discounts are available for Piper Friends members; ASU Faculty, Staff, and Students; ASU Alumni; and Arizona Teachers, both current and retired.

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1-Day Workshops

  • “Creativity Intensive a.k.a. Writing for the Busy Professional and Parent Part II”

    with Michele Feeney Workshop Type: 1-Day, 2014, All Levels, In-Person, Listed, Multi-Genre, Spring
    Length: 1-Day
    Genre: Multi-Genre
    Type: In-Person
    Skill Level: This workshop is suitable for writers of all skill levels.
    Location: Piper Writers House, ASU Tempe Campus» View Map
    Date: Saturday, 26 April 2014
    Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
    Workshop Summary:

    Come join us for a day of creativity boosts— suitable for all genres, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Piper Writers House. Even if you did not take Part I, this course is suitable for all writers who are interested in keeping up Desert Nights, Rising Stars momentum. Michele Feeney, instructor of the popular “Writing for the Busy Professional and Parent” Piper Writers Studio course, will lead the group in imaginative exercises designed to jump start your creative juices. Expect surprises!

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  • “Make ’Em Laugh to Make ’Em Cry: How Humor can Improve Our Writing”

    with Valerie Bandura Workshop Type: 1-Day, 2014, All Levels, In-Person, Listed, Poetry, Spring
    Length: 1-Day
    Genre: Poetry
    Type: In-Person
    Skill Level: This workshop is suitable for writers of all skill levels.
    Location: Piper Writers House, ASU Tempe Campus» View Map
    Date: Saturday, 26 April 2014
    Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
    Workshop Summary:

    My talk will present the advantages that humor can offer our writing. We will look at some poems by Philip Larkin, Paul Guest, Dean Young, Jeffrey McDaniel, and others, that use various modes of humor to illicit a deeper relationship to the tragic. Through guided exercises, we will have the chance to practice some of the ideas presented. We will also make time to workshop our results, and discuss the potential for identifying moments of humor in our writing.

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