The Virginia G. Piper
Center for Creative Writing

Piper Writers Studio Discounts

Increasing access for the larger community

As part of our continuing efforts to increase access to creative writing education in various communities, the Piper Center offers a number of discounts for classes and workshops with Piper Writers Studio, including: 

  • Students
  • Veterans
  • ASU affiliates
  • Senior citizens
  • Members of the Phoenix Art Museum, KJZZ, the Central Phoenix Writers Workshop, and Local First

The Center also offers a special discount for individuals experiencing economic challenges, too.

Generally speaking, discounts are between 10% and 20% off each class, and are claimed by entering an ID number or contacting the Piper Center to receive a code. 

Please note: Discounts only apply to in-person classes. Online classes are not eligible for discounts at this point in time. Only one discount code can be used for each class. However, there is no limit to the number of classes for which the discount can be used. The Piper Center reserves the right to ask for further verification of all discounts upon request.

To learn more about discount eligibility, rates, and codes, keep reading

Interested in receiving a discount for your organization or group? Contact Associate Director Angie Dell at 480.727.0815 or amdell@asu.edu

Any individual who is currently a student at a high school, community college, college, university, or is otherwise enrolled at any other accredited institution of secondary, higher, or continuing education is eligible to claim the student discount. 

To claim the student discount, simply select the student rate during registration and enter your student ID number when prompted. While exact rates will vary, student discounts are typically between 15% and 20% off any class. 

Any individual who is currently or over the age of 65 is eligible to claim the senior citizen discount.

To claim the senior citizen discount, you will need the senior citizen discount code. To obtain the senior citizen discount code, call us at 480.965.6018 or send us an email at pipercenter.info@asu.edu. Once you receive the code, simply select the general registration rate during registration and enter the discount code in the discount code field. The senior citizen discount is 10% off any class.

Any individual who is currently or has been a faculty, staff, alumnae, student, or is otherwise connected or affiliated with Arizona State University in some way is eligible to claim the ASU affiliate discount.

To claim the ASU affiliate discount, you will need the ASU affiliate discount code. To obtain the ASU affiliate discount code, call us at 480.965.6018 or send us an email at pipercenter.info@asu.edu. Once you receive the code, simply select the general registration rate during registration and enter the discount code in the discount code field. The ASU affiliate discount is 10% off any class.

Any individual who is currently a member of the Phoenix Art Museum is eligible for the Phoenix Art Museum member discount. 

To claim the Phoenix Art Museum member discount, you will need the Phoenix Art Museum member code. To obtain the Phoenix Art Museum member discount code, call us at 480.965.6018 or send us an email at pipercenter.info@asu.edu. Once you receive the code, simply select the general registration rate during registration and enter the discount code in the discount code field. The Phoenix Art Museum member discount is 10% off any class.

Any individual who is currently a member of local public radio station 91.5 KJZZ is eligible for the KJZZ member discount. 

To claim the KJZZ member discount, you will need the KJZZ member code. To obtain the KJZZ member discount code, call us at 480.965.6018 or send us an email at pipercenter.info@asu.edu. Once you receive the code, simply select the general registration rate during registration and enter the discount code in the discount code field. The KJZZ member discount is 10% off any class.

Any individual who is currently a member of Local First Arizona is eligible for the Local First Arizona member discount. 

To claim the Local First Arizona member discount, you will need the Local First Arizona member code. To obtain the Local First Arizona member discount code, call us at 480.965.6018 or send us an email at pipercenter.info@asu.edu. Once you receive the code, simply select the general registration rate during registration and enter the discount code in the discount code field. The Local First Arizona member discount is 10% off any class.

Any individual who is currently a member of the Central Phoenix Writing Workshop is eligible for the Central Phoenix Writing Workshop member discount. 

To claim the Central Phoenix Writing Workshop member discount, you will need theCentral Phoenix Writing Workshop member code. To obtain the Central Phoenix Writing Workshop member discount code, call us at 480.965.6018 or send us an email at pipercenter.info@asu.edu. Once you receive the code, simply select the general registration rate during registration and enter the discount code in the discount code field. The Central Phoenix Writing Workshop member discount is 10% off any class.

Any individual who is currently experiencing an economically challenging situation is eligible for the economic challenges discount. 

To claim the economic challenges discount, contact Associate Director Angie Dell at 480.727.0815 or amdell@asu.edu to receive the code. Once you receive the code, simply select the general registration rate during registration and enter the discount code in the discount code field. The economic challenges discount is over 50% off any class. A limited number of discounts are available for each class.