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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. ASU Affiliates receive 10% off all classes as well.
For so many of us the family story is one that defines our young lives and beyond—what we either run from or toward for the decades after leaving home. In this three-hour mixed genre class, we will “dive into the wreck” of family narratives. What events in your family seem to define your life? What relationship with which family member? The narratives we hope to discuss can include those that seem to determine so many people’s young lives: trauma, abuse, neglect.
Do you struggle to write natural, realistic dialogue? Are you confused about dialogue tags? How do you give characters distinctive voices? Learn how to write stronger, more believable dialogue scenes in this three-hour workshop with award-winning author and playwright, Amy Fellner Dominy. As a playwright, Fellner Dominy learned concrete tips and techniques to bring dialogue alive on stage. She'll show you how to do the same on the page.