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Upcoming Classes and Workshops

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There's no time like the present. The Piper Writers Studio offers numerous creative writing classes and workshops throughout the year, with flexible times and schedules that make them easy to fit alongside jobs, families, or other responsibilites. All classes are not for-credit, and are intended for and open to the public. You do not need to be an ASU student or affiliate to attend. Writers of all backgrounds, genres, and experience levels are welcome to attend.

To find an upcoming class, select a class from the list below or use the menu to the side. You can also meet current instructors, view past classes, or learn more about the Piper Writers Studio.

For other events and programs, you can learn about our annual Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference or find talks and readings.

Find Upcoming Classes and Workshops

Date: Saturday, May 29, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Phoenix MST
Type: Craft Class
Genre: Fiction, Genre Fiction, Publishing, Short Stories, Storytelling
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From generating ideas to write about and choosing the right point of view to structuring your short story and picking a winning ending, you're going to learn techniques to get you on the path to writing great short stories. You'll learn techniques on how to craft your story and how to sell it. We'll do hands-on writing exercises to explore your creativity and give you a launching pad to story ideas that you'll be able to submit for publication.

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