Welcome to the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing

We're Hiring!

The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing is currently seeking an Education Programs Manager. Visit https://cfo.asu.edu/applicant and search requisition number "55683BR" or view the job description at http://bit.ly/2kpvfsvApplications close October 25!

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

Picture of Visiting Writer Michael Ondaatje in 2012

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

Piper Writers Studio

The Piper Writers Studio offers intimate and accessible creative writing classes and workshops with acclaimed faculty members in person and online formats

Writers Conference

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.

Learn More about the Initiative

Front cover of Everything Change Vol. II

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.

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