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Story Starters with Sam Martone

Date(s): Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Phoenix MST
Generative Workshop, Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Fiction, Mixed Genre, Short Stories
Cost: $39

About the Class

Sometimes, the hardest part of writing is getting started. In this workshop, we’ll get started on one story, and then another, and then even more. We’ll focus on quantity, revel in play and experimentation, leaving you with a handful of started stories that you can keep working on after, or pull ideas from for even more stories. Whatever genre you want to write, this course will offer prompts and exercises to translate your ideas from brain to page, putting writer's block on the chopping block.

Meet Your Instructor

Photograph of Sam Martone

Sam Martone lives and writes in New York City. His digital chapbook, An Object You Cannot Lose, is available on Cartridge Lit. Another chapbook, Methodology, was published by Corgi Snorkel Press. His fictions have appeared in Passages NorthMid-American ReviewThe Pinch, and elsewhere.

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