Arizona State University - The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing

Tempe, Arizona, United States


Details
Year Round

Center

SCHOLARSHIP:None Available

CONTACT: Piper Center
PHONE: 480-965-6018
EMAIL: pipercenter.info@asu.edu
WEBSITE: http:/piper.asu.edu

The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing is the artistic and intellectual heart of a vibrant, multinational and culturally diverse world of writers. The Center aspires to build connections among readers, writers, and others, across multiple disciplines and fields of interest, and to become the driving force for a dynamic and entrepreneurial creative environment that will enrich Arizona and the entire Southwest.

The Piper Center is dedicated to serving our writing communities, both local and global, by offering exceptional literary programs and resources, and a variety of educational opportunities to support writers in every stage of their development. These programs include:

•Your Novel Year – An accelerated online certificate in writing the novel, offering tracks in Young Adult or Science Fiction & Fantasy.

•The Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference – During this annual conference, distinguished faculty and writers of all levels and diverse interests come together in sunny Arizona for three days of writing, instruction, discussion, and inspiration.

•Piper Writers Studio – Workshops and writing courses led by experienced writers and teachers. Courses are available in-person and online, as One-day workshops, 4-week workshops, or 6-week Master Classes.

•The Distinguished Visiting Writers Series – Bringing celebrated authors to ASU's campus and writing community for readings, workshops, lectures, Q&A sessions, booksignings, and other public events. Past visiting writers include Amy Tan, David Quammen, Michael Ondaatje, Aimee Bender, Jim Shepard, Stephen Dobyns, Tony Kushner, Michael Chabon, Zadie Smith, and many more.

•Piper Center Writer-in-Residence – As part of the generous endowment from the Piper Charitable Trust, the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing welcomes Distinguished Writers in Residence into the ASU and Phoenix metro area communities for extended stays. Previous and upcoming Writers-in-Residence include Lee Gutkind, Kevin McIlvoy, Michael Stackpole, Jem Poster, and Michael Schiffer

.

•Global Teaching and Writing Fellowships –

Students in the MFA Creative Writing program at ASU have the opportunity to travel, teach, research, and write abroad through International teaching and writing fellowships. Current and past programs have included fellowship opportunities in Hong Kong, Singapore, Greece, Prague, Montreal, China, Oxford, Wales, and Argentina.

•The Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival – The festival welcomes thinkers and writers from across the globe to the city of Oxford for a week of creative and literary engagement. Arizona State University is the first American University to partner with the Festival, and due in part to this relationship, the Festival developed a new program on American literature and culture, which last year featured some two dozen American speakers among writers and panelists from over 20 countries. The Piper Center is a sponsor of the festival and selects notable American authors to represent the Center at the festival each year.

To learn more about the Virginia G. Piper Center’s mission and programs, please visit http://piper.asu.edu/


Faculty

Featured Writers Include:

Dr. Jewell Parker Rhodes, Founding Director


Genres

Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Children's literature


Location

Arizona State University
PO Box 875002
Tempe
Arizona, United States
85287-5002



Arizona State University - The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing

The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing is the artistic and intellectual heart of a vibrant, multinational and culturally diverse world of writers. The Center aspires to build connections among readers, writers, and others, across multiple disciplines and fields of interest, and to become the driving force for a dynamic and entrepreneurial creative environment that will enrich Arizona and the entire Southwest.

The Piper Center is dedicated to serving our writing communities, both local and global, by offering exceptional literary programs and resources, and a variety of educational opportunities to support writers in every stage of their development. These programs include:

•Your Novel Year – An accelerated online certificate in writing the novel, offering tracks in Young Adult or Science Fiction & Fantasy.

•The Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference – During this annual conference, distinguished faculty and writers of all levels and diverse interests come together in sunny Arizona for three days of writing, instruction, discussion, and inspiration.

•Piper Writers Studio – Workshops and writing courses led by experienced writers and teachers. Courses are available in-person and online, as One-day workshops, 4-week workshops, or 6-week Master Classes.

•The Distinguished Visiting Writers Series – Bringing celebrated authors to ASU's campus and writing community for readings, workshops, lectures, Q&A sessions, booksignings, and other public events. Past visiting writers include Amy Tan, David Quammen, Michael Ondaatje, Aimee Bender, Jim Shepard, Stephen Dobyns, Tony Kushner, Michael Chabon, Zadie Smith, and many more.

•Piper Center Writer-in-Residence – As part of the generous endowment from the Piper Charitable Trust, the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing welcomes Distinguished Writers in Residence into the ASU and Phoenix metro area communities for extended stays. Previous and upcoming Writers-in-Residence include Lee Gutkind, Kevin McIlvoy, Michael Stackpole, Jem Poster, and Michael Schiffer

.

•Global Teaching and Writing Fellowships –

Students in the MFA Creative Writing program at ASU have the opportunity to travel, teach, research, and write abroad through International teaching and writing fellowships. Current and past programs have included fellowship opportunities in Hong Kong, Singapore, Greece, Prague, Montreal, China, Oxford, Wales, and Argentina.

•The Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival – The festival welcomes thinkers and writers from across the globe to the city of Oxford for a week of creative and literary engagement. Arizona State University is the first American University to partner with the Festival, and due in part to this relationship, the Festival developed a new program on American literature and culture, which last year featured some two dozen American speakers among writers and panelists from over 20 countries. The Piper Center is a sponsor of the festival and selects notable American authors to represent the Center at the festival each year.

To learn more about the Virginia G. Piper Center’s mission and programs, please visit http://piper.asu.edu/