Story Starters with Leah Newsom

In this ‘creative calisthenics’ course we will explore a variety of ways to start the writing process through prompts, exercises and avenues of exploration and play unique to your instructor. We will work through the hurdles of starting a story and develop methods to make our own creatively generating exercises. Regardless of the genre you're writing in, this course will provide tools for getting the figurative (or literal) ink on the page.

Story Starters with Leah Newsom is Monday, August 10, 2020 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Zoom. To learn more and register, visit our website at

About the Instructor
Leah Newsom is a fiction writer born and raised in Arizona. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Arizona State University and is the founding editor of Spilled Milk Magazine. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in PANK, Juked, Passages North and more.

About the Piper Writers Studio
The Piper Writers Studio is committed to supporting writers in every stage of their development by providing challenging, diverse and accessible educational opportunities. All classes are not-for-credit, and are intended for an open to the public. You do not need to be an ASU student to attend. Writers of all backgrounds, genres and experience levels are welcome. Discounts for students, senior citizens, individuals experiencing economic challenges and other groups are available for every class. To learn more about the Piper Writer Studio, visit our website at

Monday, August 10, 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
$25 and More
Tempe campus