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Center for Creative Writing

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Upcoming Classes and Workshops

What are you waiting for?

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

Story Starters
Sam Martone

Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Phoenix MST
Type: Generative Workshop, Workshop
Genre: Fiction, Mixed Genre, Short Stories
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Sometimes, the hardest part of writing is getting started. In this workshop, we’ll get started on one story, and then another, and then even more. We’ll focus on quantity, revel in play and experimentation, leaving you with a handful of started stories that you can keep working on after, or pull ideas from for even more stories. Whatever genre you want to write, this course will offer prompts and exercises to translate your ideas from brain to page, putting writer's block on the chopping block.