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Elizabeth Charles

Desert Nights, Rising Stars MFA Presenter 2019
Student Mentoring Program Mentor 2019

About Elizabeth Charles

Elizabeth Charles writes fiction and teaches undergraduate composition and creative writing at Arizona State University, where she is currently pursuing an MFA. She is a recipient of the 2017 Virginia G. Piper Global Residency Fellowship and 2018 Virginia G. Piper Global Teaching Fellowship in Singapore. Her work has appeared most recently in Bird’s Thumb and is forthcoming in Fiction Southeast.

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Demystifying the Creative Process: Rituals, Self-Care, and Habits for Writers
Elizabeth Charles

Friday, February 22, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Location: Tooker, Old Main
Type: Discussion, Seminar, Talk
Genre: Writing Life

Maya Angelou rented a motel room and took down all the wall art. Truman Capote wrote in bed and never started or finished something on a Friday. Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolf, Henry David Thoreau, and many others took long, rambling walks. Writers have been trying to hack creativity since quill and parchment existed, but for most people the act of sitting down to write a story or novel feels like an act shrouded in mystery.


Meet Elizabeth Charles's Mentee

Piper Center Undergraduate Intern 2019 Addison Gallegos

Addison Gallegos is currently in her last year as an undergrad at Arizona State University, studying English Creative Writing with a concentration in fiction. She completed a year-long internship with ASU’s Marooned Literary Journal as an Editorial Board Member for the 2017-2018 edition. Addison joined the Piper Center in August 2018 as the undergraduate intern.