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Dunbar Elementary School

Creative writing in the classroom

In 2016, Piper Center Director Alberto Ríos worked with students from Dunbar Elementary School to produce artistic, literary, and musical responses to the places they lived as part of a $100,000 Our Town grant from the National Endowment from the Arts with the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture and the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.

When the grant came to a close, the Piper Center decided to continue the work, providing creative writing education to Dunbar students through poetry, letter writing, found text, and more. The Dunbar program is run by ASU MFA student and Piper Community Outreach Fellow Charlee Moseley

To learn more about the Dunbar Elementary School program, you can download a book of students' work or read an article about Story Days from ASU Now. 

Meet Our Community Outreach Fellow

Photograph of Charlee Moseley

Charlee Moseley is a third year fiction candidate at Arizona State University. She has served for the last two years as the Community Outreach Fellow for the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing. She was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, where she has worked for the past seven years as a registered nurse.