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The Piper Writers Studio

Serving writers of all backgrounds, genres, and levels of experience

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.  

To learn more about the Piper Writers Studio, you can visit the about page or view upcoming classes below. You can also meet our instructorsview past classes, or even teach a class yourself.

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

Date: Saturday, May 29, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Phoenix MST
Type: Craft Class
Genre: Fiction, Genre Fiction, Publishing, Short Stories, Storytelling
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From generating ideas to write about and choosing the right point of view to structuring your short story and picking a winning ending, you're going to learn techniques to get you on the path to writing great short stories. You'll learn techniques on how to craft your story and how to sell it. We'll do hands-on writing exercises to explore your creativity and give you a launching pad to story ideas that you'll be able to submit for publication.

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