The Virginia G. Piper
Center for Creative Writing

#Pitmad Primer with Chantelle Aimée Osman

Date(s): Saturday, November 20, 2021, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Phoenix MST
Professional Development
Genre and Form(s): Business of Writing
Cost: $49 Regular, $29 Student

About the Class

Want to get your work in front of hundreds of agents and editors all at once? That’s the opportunity that participating in online pitching such as #PitchWars and #Pitmad can do just that. This workshop will provide an overview of how these Twitter events work, as well as the tips and tricks for making your pitch stand out from the crowd. Be prepared to work on your 280 character pitch in class.

Meet Your Instructor

Chantelle Aimée Osman (she/her) is the editor of Agora, an imprint of Polis Books. Agora focuses on crime fic-tion with unique social and cultural themes. Titles from Agora’s debut list have been nominated for Edgar, Anthony, Lefty, Macavity and Strand Critics awards. The former editor in chief of RT Book Reviews Magazine and a freelance editor for over ten years, she is also an instructor at Authors at Large and LitReactor.

About the Piper Writers Studio

The Piper Writers Studio is committed to supporting writers in every stage of their development by providing challenging, diverse, and accessible educational opportunities. All classes are not-for-credit, and are intended for an open to the public. You do not need to be an ASU student to attend. Writers of all backgrounds, genres, and experience levels are welcome. Discounts for students, senior citizens, individuals experiencing economic challenges, and other groups are available for every class. To learn more about the Piper Writer Studio, visit our website at