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Do you struggle to write realistic dialogue? Confused about tags? In this workshop, participants will examine dramatic techniques to write stronger, more believable scenes.
Sometimes the urge to 'fix' or 'clean up' our stories can lead to feelings of inadequacy and dismay. This workshop begins with the philosophy that every creative work is a wonder, as worthy of awe as a supernova.
From shopping lists and brochures to memos and notes, our daily lives are littered with random documents. What if there was a way to turn them into fiction? How can we put these mundane objects to use?
The world is full of conversations, labels, and other odd bits of language. How can we use found text to tease out setting, characters, theme, images, and other disparates parts of narrative craft?
Join renowned writer James Sallis for a two-day, eight-hour intensive course on the fundamentals of writing good fiction
The Pipers Writers Studio offers classes, workshops, and mentorship opportunities to help writers advance their craft, achieve their goals, and grow as creative writers and human beings.
Class sizes are kept intentionally small--usually between 8 and 12 students--to maximize the amount of instruction and develop closer relationships between students, faculty, and the class as a whole. Classes range from single afternoons to multiple weeks and are offered at various times throughout the year. Individuals of all backgrounds and skill levels are welcome.
All classes takes place at the Piper Writers House at Arizona State University (450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281) unless otherwise noted. For information about directions and parking, visit our about page.
Students currently enrolled in institutions of higher or continuing education receive discounts on all classes. Verification of student status must be provided upon request. Discounts vary depending on the class.