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Serving writers, readers, and the literary community.
Established in 2003 with a gift from the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing is a non-academic university center promoting literature and creative writing in the larger community. We offer readings, talks, classes, workshops, and other literary programs and resources for creative writers, readers, and the public good. While other university centers focus on serving students or faculty, the Piper Center is focused on serving the larger community.
The Center aspires to:
To achive this, we offer a wide variety of literary events and programs, including:
While the Piper Center works closely with the Creative Writing Program at Arizona State University by offering various educational opportunities and other forms of support to faculty and students, the Piper Center is a separate unit from the Creative Writing Program.
Individuals with questions about for-credit classes, degree programs, or other questions related to academic enrollment can visit the Creative Writing website or contact Creative Writing Program Assistant Director Jennifer Irish.
To learn more about the Piper Center's relationship with the ASU Creative Writing Program, click here.