The Virginia G. Piper
Center for Creative Writing

In Search of Magic with Diana Marie Delgado

Date(s): Saturday, October 26, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281
Generative Workshop, Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Poetry
Cost: $119 Regular, $99 Student

About the Class

Powerful magic resides in language but what if we invoke that power further by adopting fantastical aspects into our own writing? In this three-hour workshop we will discuss Lucie Brock-Broido, Alice Notely and Marosa di Georgio, poets whose work occupy spaces of dread, astonishment—and magic. We will explore their use of symbols in haunted landscapes, their gestures to the unseen and discuss how by incorporating the supernatural, we might bypass the self, and tap into a vaster, more ancient consciousness. Participants will share work generated by writing prompts that utilize symbology and tarot. Although the work discussed in class is poetry, this workshop is suitable for writers of all genres who are interested in expanding the scope and style of their writing.

The Distinguished Visiting Writers Series will also be presenting a poetry reading with Diana Marie Delgado and Justin Petropoulos on Friday, October 25, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Changing Hands Tempe (6428 South McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283). To learn more about the reading, visit our website at

Meet Your Instructor

Photograph of Diana Marie Delgado

Diana Marie Delgado’s a graduate of the University of California, Riverside and Columbia University; and a National Endowment for the Arts fellow. The recipient of numerous scholarships and grants, she currently resides in Tucson, where she is the Literary Director of the Poetry Center at the University of Arizona. Her most recent publication, Tracing the Horse, will be published in the Fall of 2019 by BOA Editions.

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