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Write Here, Write Now

Pop-up workshops at Changing Hands Phoenix

Need ideas to help you get started writing? Take a dip into our classes before you dive in! While the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing offers a number of creative writing classes and workshops through the Piper Writers Studio, Write Here, Write Now is a pop-up workshop the fourth Monday of every month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Changing Hands Phoenix (300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013) presented in partnership with Phoenix College and Changing Hands Bookstore.

Each month, a local writer will guide students through a 30 minute mini-class and writing prompt exploring some aspect of craft—setting, dialogue, character development, and so on—followed by focused time to write and opportunities to share work with the larger group. 

Tickets for the workshop are $8 (plus fees).

To learn more about this month's pop-up workshop and buy tickets, keep reading. 

You can also view past pop-up workshops or find more classes and workshops through the Piper Writers Studio.

Upcoming Pop-Up Workshops

Revolutionary Poetry with Fargo Tbakhi

Monday, January 27, 2020, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
In her poem, “The Master’s House,” luminary poet Solmaz Sharif's writes the lines: "To eye the master's bone china / to pour diuretic in his coffee and think this / erosive to the state." While diuretic in the coffee might not erode the state, perhaps poetry might. In this workshop, we’ll explore ways that poetry can work against states and their violence; how we might mold our poetics into bricks.

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Three Ways to Think About Plot with Suyi Okungbowa

Monday, February 24, 2020, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
You might've heard people refer to some of your beloved stories as "plot-heavy" or even "plot-less," while you're over here wondering what in the world "plot" is even, and how to make your story have one (that works). In this workshop, we’ll explore new ways to think about plot in relation to your work.

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