Creative Writing Classes & Workshops

Are you secretly dreaming about writing? Now is your chance to take some steps toward that dream.


The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at ASU is proud to announce new creative writing classes and workshops in fiction, creative nonfiction, memoir, poetry, screenwriting, flash, hybrid forms, and more for Summer and Fall 2018:


Start Date Class & Instructor
July 10 From Notes to Narrative: Building Stories from Our Daily Liveswith Warren Glynn
Aug 4 Experimental Games of Found Writing: A Workshop with Justin Noga
Aug 4 Jump Start. Reset. Recharge. Fiction Writing Intensive with James Sallis
Sep 4 Writing from Dreams: A Multi-Genre Workshop with Kelly Lydick
Sep 8 Between Inventory and Invention: A List-Poem Workshop with Carolina Ebeid
Sep 10 In a Flash: An Exploration of Flash Fiction for Curious Readers and Working Writers with Patrick Michael Finn
Sep 15 Where the Devil Is: The Craft of Specific Detail with Tara Ison
Sep 24 Advanced Fiction Workshop with James Sallis
Sep 29 A Deeper Image: A Poetry Workshop with Joshua Marie Wilkinson
Oct 2 The Body Electric, Memoir-Style with Andrea Avery
Oct 4 The Big Picture: Writing Your First Screenplay with Beverly Smith-Dawson
Oct 20 Performance Narrative: Literary Wordplay Breaks into Stageplaywith Walonda Williams
Oct 27 At Work in Sound and Vision: A Poetry Workshop with Dan Beachy-Quick
Nov 16 Two Workshops: Poetry of Witness, Poetry as Trace and Poetry of the Body with Andrea Scarpino


All classes take place at the Piper Writers House (450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281). Hours and costs vary. Discounts are available for students and ASU affiliates. To learn more and register, you can download a flier, find classes on facebook, visit our website at