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Teach with Piper

Educating and inspiring our writing community

The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing is now accepting proposals for creative writing classes and workshops through the Piper Writers Studio.

To learn more about submitting a course proposal, view the tabs below.

Submit your Course Proposal

Course Proposal Guidelines

The Piper Writers Studio is looking for course proposals that are interactive, compelling, and thought-provoking explorations of literary craft and technique that innovate learning while engaging the larger creative writing community.

We are open to course proposals in all manners and formats of delivery: in-person, online, and hybrid. We are also interested in all styles, genres, and forms, including fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, publishing, the business of writing, and more.

Individuals of all backgrounds, locales, and levels of experience are encouraged to submit.*

For more information about course proposals, you can view past classes or download course description guidelines.

*Please note: students who are actively employed as Research or Teaching Assistants at ASU, U of A, or NAU are ineligible to teach through the Piper Writers Studio due to payment policies with the Arizona Board of Regents.

Course Selection Process

The selection of Piper Writers Studio courses is highly competitive and considers numerous factors, including identified needs of the writing community, genre and topic needs, balance of overall course offerings, individual teaching and publication histories, and other factors.

Submissions are open year-round unless otherwise noted on this site. We do ask that individuals submit no more than three courses in any given semester for consideration. Please note that, due to the volume of submissions received, individuals who submit proposals should expect to hear back from the Piper Center within two to three months.

Individuals who are selected to teach through the Piper Writers Studio will be contacted by the Education Programs Coordinator to begin scheduling and planning their course. All individuals receive monetary compensation for teaching with the Piper Writers Studio; amounts are determined on a case-by-case basis.

Submit Your Course Proposal

To submit a course proposal for the Piper Writers Studio, simply complete the following form. Please note that, due to the volume of submissions received, individuals should expect a response time of two to three months. If you have any questions, please contact Education Programs Coordinator Felicia Zamora at 480.727.1787 or Thank you so much for your interest, we look forward to connecting with you soon!

Contact Information

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Course Proposal

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