The Virginia G. Piper
Center for Creative Writing

Cover of Write On, Downtown

Write On, Downtown

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference Exhibitor 2019, 2020
Meet Your Literary Community Exhibitor 2019

About Write On, Downtown

Founded in 2007, Write On, Downtown (WOD) is the journal of student and community writing produced on Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix campus (DPC). For years, the journal’s mission was simply to showcase the creative and investigative work of students on the DPC. However, in our most recent issues (2017 & 2018), we have proudly debuted a broader range of voices, perspectives, and styles, all of which are essential to the (re)birthing of our city as an intercultural, intergenerational, collegial, and communal space of collaboration. 

Thus, we now feature evocative work with a “Downtown ethos” produced by DPC students, students from the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, as well as community members. WOD wants to be the university journal that breaks the mold, and we’re committed to collapsing old paradigms and arbitrary boundaries in the process, building bridges between university and community.