What does it mean to write when your success means the less of your words a reader sees, the better? How do you write differently when you know that your words will be translated into something onthe page that are not words at all? In the last decade, graphic novels have exploded in traditional publishing avenues, exposing more readers than ever to sequential storytelling and comics. Writing for comics, however, is a distinct skill, one that presents a number of pratfalls for even the most seasoned of authors. This course is an attempt to skip that learning curve.
The Piper Writers Studio
Serving writers of all backgrounds, genres, and levels of experience
Not yet open for registration, please stay tuned for Fall 2021 classes!
Beyond our annual creative writing conference, the Piper Writers Studio is the educational arm of the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University, offering creative writing classes, workshops, and other educational opportunities in in-person and online formats for writers of all backgrounds, genres, and levels of experience.
All classes are non-credit, and are intended for and open to the public. You do not need to be an ASU student to attend.
Students also have the opportunity to read at our annual Piper Writers Studio Showcase.
For other educational opportunites, you can learn about our Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference.
For for-credit classes, you can contact the Creative Writing Program at Arizona State University.
Find Upcoming Classes and Workshops
A Conversation: Writing Visually for Sequential Storytelling
Type: Craft Talk, Discussion, Workshop
Genre: Comics, Graphic Novels
Doodling for Writers: Creating Visual/Word Hybrid Stories
Rebecca Fish Ewan
Type: Craft Talk
Genre: Graphic Novels, Hybrid, Memoir, Poetry, Visual Art