The Virginia G. Piper
Center for Creative Writing

May Classes and Workshops

What are you waiting for?

There's no time like the present. The Piper Writers Studio offers numerous creative writing classes and workshops throughout the year, with flexible scheduling around work and family. 

All classes are not for-credit, and are intended for and open to the public. You do not need to be an ASU student or affiliate to attend. Writers of all backgrounds, genres, and experience levels are welcome to attend.

To find an upcoming class, select a class from the list below or use the menu to the side. You can also meet current instructorsview past classes, or learn more about the Piper Writers Studio.

For other events and programs, you can learn about our annual Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference or find talks and readings.

Find May Classes and Workshops

Date: Saturday, May 9, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Type: Craft Class, Presentation, Workshop
Genre: Children's Books, Creative Practice, Editing, Fairy Tales, Writing Process

Join James Riley, the New York Times bestselling author of the Story ThievesHalf Upon a Time, and The Revenge of Magic series as he leads a workshop on writing for children, including: how to come up with an idea; how to come up with another idea when the first one doesn't work; why first drafts are always bad; looking into the abyss and waiting for it to look back; dealing with existential angst about never achieving your dreams; achieving those dreams anyway; and the editing process.