The Virginia G. Piper
Center for Creative Writing

Online Classes and Workshops

Home is where you make it

Beyond in-person classes, the Piper Writers Studio offers a number of online classes and workshops.

Online classes and workshops provide opportunities for deep, immersive learning in the comfort of your own home, at your own pace and schedule, where work, family, or other responsibilities may not otherwise allow. 

To learn more about our online classes and workshops, select an online class from the list below. 

Find Upcoming Online Classes and Workshops

Date: October 1 - November 11, 2018
Type: Online Class
Genre: Agents, Business of Writing, Creative Nonfiction, Editing, Fiction, Publishing

The goal of this course is to give you a basic understanding of the publishing industry: how it is structured, how to navigate it, and how to make the best choices for your writing life and the life of your books. You are a writer, an artist—the most important thing you can do is focus on your work. But when the time comes to bring your writing to an audience, a host of other skills and knowledge come into play. While it’s true that the publishing world exists to support and promote art, it is also a business; agents, editors, and publishers must be mindful of the market and of money.


Revising Your Novel
Corey Ann Haydu

Date: October 1 - November 4, 2018
Type: Online Class
Genre: Crime Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction, Genre Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mixed Genre, Novels, Science Fiction, Young Adult Literature

Through video lectures, activities, discussions, video conferences, peer reviews, and direct feedback from your instructor, you will learn new tools and methods for tackling a deep and intensive revision, gain knowledge on how to work with edit letters from publishing professionals, leave this course with revised pages from your own novel, and create a solid plan for moving forward to complete a full revision.