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The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University is a home for writers, readers, and the literary community
Readings and Talks
The Distinguished Visiting Writers Series brings some of today's most recognized authors to the Valley for readings, talks, and other engagements with the local community
Classes and Workshops
The Piper Writers Studio offers intimate and accessible creative writing classes and workshops with acclaimed faculty members in person and online formats
The annual Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference is three days of craft and community in the beautiful historic quarter of Arizona State University
Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative
The Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative is an interdisciplinary partnership exploring how literature can shape and impact the public's thinking and action around climate change.
Everything Change: An Anthology of Climate Fiction Vol. II
In the wake of Earth’s hottest year on record, the effects of climate change are more apparent than ever. But how do we come to grips with the consequences on the ground, for actual people in specific places? If our political responses and our empathy for people besieged by the consequences of climate change fall short, perhaps we need new stories to help us imagine possible futures shaped by climate change and our reactions to it.
Everything Change Vol. II is a collection of ten short stories exploring the human experience of climate change, available to download as free ebook.
Give to the Center
Donations to the Center support our programs, fund scholarship opportunities for students and community members, and increase public access to contemporary literature.