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Past Outreach and Iniatives

The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing has a long history of supporting students in the MFA Creative Writing Program at Arizona State University through a number of competitive grants, fellowships, graduate assistantships, writing residencies, and global engagement opportunities.

In recent years, the Piper Center has offered the following international student opportunities:

Writing Residency Fellowships:

  • Virginia G. Piper Global Writing Residency (East and Southeast Asia, 2015–ongoing)
  • National Park Service Residency Program at Wupatki and Walnut Canyon National Monuments (2014)
  • Casa Brava Writing Residency (Oaxaca, Mexico, 2007–2008)
  • Writing Residency at Sanskriti Foundation/Daywalka Foundation (Kolkata, India, 2007)

Teaching Fellowships:

  • Virginia G. Piper Global Teaching Fellowship (National University of Singapore, 2006–ongoing)
  • Argentina International Teaching Fellowship (Home Intercultural Learning in La Plata, Argentina, 2011)
  • Virginia G. Piper Global Teaching Fellowship (Sichuan University in Chengdu, China, 2007-2010)

Creative Writing Fellowships:

  • Rutgers-Camden Summer Writers’ Conference (2015)
  • City University of Hong Kong MFA Residency Workshops (2012, 2014)
  • Piper Creative Writing Program in Beijing, China (2014)
  • Individual Enrichment Grants to France, Scotland, South Korea, & Portugal (2014)
  • Prague Summer Program (2009–2013)
  • University of Missouri Summer Seminar in Northern Greece (2011–2013)
  • Oxford Literary Festival (2010–2012)
  • Summer Literary Seminars: Montreal (2010–2011)
  • Aberystwyth University Research Fellowship (2009)
  • Wordfest: Banff-Calgary International Writers Festival (2007)
  • Individual Enrichment Grants to Belize, India, and Japan (2007)
  • Individual Enrichment Grants to Italy, South Africa, and South America (2006)