The Virginia G. Piper
Center for Creative Writing

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What goes on at the Piper Writers House?

The house and grounds serve as a vibrant, nurturing environment in which writers, faculty, students, and community members can exchange ideas and share an appreciation for literature and writing. This unique facility provides essential space for classes, seminars, two formal reception areas, administrative offices, a library, as well as an outdoor performance area and writers garden. While the Piper Writers House evokes the particular warm atmosphere, deep historical roots, and imaginative energy that characterize the ASU Creative Writing Program, it is also the launching ground for new initiatives that connect diverse communities.

Can I schedule an event at the Piper Writers House?

The Piper Center for Creative Writing staff will occasionally consider scheduling outside events and meetings for university groups and community partners on an individual basis. These events must provide their own staffing and supplies, and must abide by all Piper Writers House rules and policies.

Where is the Piper Writers House?

Situated in the historic heart of ASU’s Tempe Campus, the Virginia G. Piper Writers House is easily accessible by bike, car, or public transportation.  Parking can be found in the Fulton Garage on S. College Ave near the intersection of University Drive, and the Piper Writers House is just a short walk across University and slightly to the left of Old Main by following the path between Old Main and the University Club leading away from the courtyard.  The house is surrounded by small gardens and its entrance faces Tyler Mall, near the intersection of Palm Walk. For a detailed map of the ASU Campus, click here.

How long does it take to park and walk?

We recommend you give yourself at least 15 minutes between parking your vehicle and arriving at the center, especially during the school year. University, Mill, Apache, and College often become backed-up during peak drive times.

Where can I park?

The most convenient parking can be found in the Fulton Center parking structure, directly across University Drive from the conference sites. Other smaller lots and metered spots may be found in the surrounding area, but check rates and permit types before leaving your vehicle. For a list of parking prices, click here.