Join local author Jennifer Spiegel (Bell) for a free community creative writing workshop every Monday at Phoenix College! The class will take place in room B-126.
The focus will be on getting down the basics and hitting the hot topics. Jennifer will lead prospective writers of every skill level through a different topic each week.
List of topics:
3/26 Taking the community pulse: Fiction or nonfiction, writing goals, and basic principles.
4/2 Character and Point of View
4/9 Show don’t tell
4/16 Descriptive language
4/30 Beginnings and ends
5/7 Hot topics, publishing, writing in the age of #metoo, and the writing life.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP or to ask any questions!
Jennifer Spiegel is mostly a fiction writer with two books and a miscellany of short publications, though she also teaches English and creative writing. She is part of Snotty Literati, a book-reviewing gig, with Lara Smith. She lives with her family in Arizona.
The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at ASU is proud to offer creative writing classes through the Piper Writers Studio. Classes are taught by acclaimed and award-winning writers from the community, and they cover topics such as memoir writing, the relationship between art and writing, contemporary poetry, the relationship between politics and poetry, the reveal of information, inspiration, writer’s block, intimacy, flash fiction, and fairy tales.
The classes and workshops offered in Fall 2017 are the following:
- The Two-Way Mirror: Writing Memoir with Andrea Avery (Tuesdays, September 5 to September 26, 6:30-8:30pm)
- Writing from the Art with Mark Haunschild (Tuesdays, September 5 to September 26, 6:30-8:30pm)
- Poetics in the New Millenium with Eloisa Amezcua (Saturdays, September 9 to October 28, 10:30am-12:30pm)
- Poetry and Politics: Crafting Poems from Headlines with Valerie Bandura (Saturday, September 23, 9:30am-12:30pm)
- Crossing the Line: Too Close for Comfort with Jennifer Spiegel (Saturday, October 14, 9:30am-12:30pm)
- The Supercharged Inspired Life with Sharon Suzuki-Martinez (Wednesdays, October 18 to November 8, 6:30-8:30pm)
- Information Dumps, Information Delicacies with Jim Sallis (Wednesdays, October 18 to November 8, 6:30-8:30pm)
- Flash Fiction with Venita Blackburn (Saturday, October 21, 9:30am-12:30pm)
- East of the Sun and West of the Moon: The Traditional Fairy Tale and the Contemporary Short Story with Larry Ellis (Saturday, November 18, 9:30am-12:30pm)
Classes are open to individuals of all backgrounds, skill levels, and experiences, and are designed to fit around the schedules of working adults (taking place weekday evenings or weekend afternoons). Most classes are held at the Piper Writers House, the historic President’s Cottage on the ASU Tempe Campus.
Class sizes range between 8 and 12 students in order to ensure an intimate, individualized educational experience, and fees range from $50 to $250 (with discounts for students and individuals who are members of the Piper Circle of Friends). Classes can also qualify for professional development credit with the Arizona Department of Education. Individuals can register for classes through the Piper Center’s website, where they can also find more information about the courses.