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Writing about Places Familiar and Unfamiliar with Ursula Pike

Date(s): Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Phoenix MST
Craft Class
Genre and Form(s): American Indian, Creative Nonfiction, Essays, Indigenous, Memoir, Travel Writing, Writing Life
Cost: $39 Regular, $25 Student

About the Class

We bring where we come from when we travel. In this workshop, participants will reflect on writing about familiar and unfamiliar landscapes, and practice making place a character in their writing.

Meet Your Instructor

Ursula Pike (she/her) is the author of An Indian among los Indígenas: A Native Travel Memoir (2021) from Heyday Books. Ursula lives in Austin, Texas, and writes about identity, Native American issues, economics, travel, and powwows. She has an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the Institute of American Indian Arts and a master’s degree in Economics from Western Illinois University. She is a member of the Karuk Tribe. Her work has appeared in LitHub, Yellow Medicine Review, Ligeia Magazine, World Literature Today, and O’Dark 30.

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