Thursday,
September
20

The Big Picture with Beverly Smith-Dawson


The Big Picture: Writing Your First Screenplay with Beverly Smith-Dawson This course takes students on a journey through the necessary information, tools and exercises for the beginning screenwriter to start the first draft of a feature-length screenplay. Over the course of four weeks, individuals will be involved in in-class writing assignments, discussions on screenplay verses and other formats, and learning techniques such as the Three-Act Structure and 10 Plot Points, Character Analysis, World-Upside-Down Overview and...

Thursday,
September
20

The Body Electric with Andrea Avery


The Body Electric, Memoir-Style with Andrea Avery In this course, participants will be invited to "sing the body electric" (thanks, Whitman) ... in memoir. Through in-class exercises, discussions and a group workshop of manuscripts, each participant will attempt to locate his, her, their body's story and history. Through our writing and mentor texts, we will trace how what we think, what we believe and who we are has grown out of our embodied experiences. George...

Thursday,
September
20

Advanced Fiction Workshop with James Sallis


The Piper Writers Studio hosts novelist and fiction writer James Sallis for an eight-week advanced fiction workshop for individuals who are actively working on a fiction project, are looking to publish or have already published work. During this course, students will receive: Close readings of their work from the instructor Line edits from their work from the instructor Intensive workshopping with other students Focused group discussions on the relevant work and tangents that emerge in...

Thursday,
September
20

New College Convocation


Held on the Fletcher Library Lawn at the ASU West campus, the New College Convocation is a celebratory ceremony in which students will be individually recognized by Vice Provost and Dean Todd Sandrin and the school's directors for their educational achievements.

Thursday,
September
20

Stephanie Elizondo Griest: Art Above Everything


Author Stephanie Elizondo Griest presents her talk, "Art Above Everything," as part of NonfictioNOW . Tickets are $8 each or $20 for all three keynotes. All keynotes are included in conference registration. For more information, visit the event's Facebook page . For more talks, readings, and other literary events, visit our website at http://piper.asu.edu/events . About the Author Stephanie Elizondo Griest is a globe-trotting author from the Texas-Mexico borderlands. Her books include the travel memoirs...

Thursday,
September
20

Francisco Cantu: Psychogeography of the Borderlands


Writer and translator Francisco Cantu presents his talk, "Psychogeography of the Borderlands," as part of NonfictioNOW . Tickets are $8 each or $20 for all three keynotes. All keynotes are included in conference registration. For more information, visit the event's Facebook page . For more talks, readings, and other literary events, visit our website at http://piper.asu.edu/events . About the Author Francisco Cantu is a writer, translator, educator and the author of "The Line Becomes a...

Thursday,
September
20

Poetry Reading: Dan Beachy-Quick


The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing and Changing Hands proudly present a poetry reading with Dan Beachy-Quick, in which he will read selections from his latest collection, "Of Silence and Song" (Milkweed Editions), along with new and other work. While RSVPs are encouraged, they are purely for the purpose of attendance monitoring and gauging interest. You do not need to bring your registration or RSVP to the event. You do not need to...

Thursday,
September
20

The Body Electric with Andrea Avery


The Body Electric, Memoir-Style with Andrea Avery In this course, participants will be invited to "sing the body electric" (thanks, Whitman) ... in memoir. Through in-class exercises, discussions and a group workshop of manuscripts, each participant will attempt to locate his, her, their body's story and history. Through our writing and mentor texts, we will trace how what we think, what we believe and who we are has grown out of our embodied experiences. George...

Thursday,
September
20

Advanced Fiction Workshop with James Sallis


The Piper Writers Studio hosts novelist and fiction writer James Sallis for an eight-week advanced fiction workshop for individuals who are actively working on a fiction project, are looking to publish or have already published work. During this course, students will receive: Close readings of their work from the instructor Line edits from their work from the instructor Intensive workshopping with other students Focused group discussions on the relevant work and tangents that emerge in...

Thursday,
September
20

Performance Narrative with Walonda Williams


Performance Narrative: Literary Wordplay Breaks into Stageplay with Walonda Williams Performance narrative is for every writer — those who may want to add new elements to one’s current writing style or those who are interested in writing performance pieces. Together, let us explore contemporary writers (Carla Harryman, Ron Allen, Amiri Baraka, Adrienne Kennedy and Nova Baize) who have moved descriptive narrative into experimental performance. As a class, we will consider a social problem, and then...