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Please visit ASU Parking & Transportation for on-campus visitor parking information. The Fulton Center parking structure is closest to the conference venues.

Click here for off-campus parking information.

Disabled Parking

Public parking is always free for the disabled at the meters and in the parking lots and garages operated by the City of Tempe. Simply park your car and make sure your state-issued disabled placard is clearly visible for parking enforcement. The closest City of Tempe parking is on the NW corner of University and Forest next to the Arches retail building.

More detailed disabled visitor parking information is available at ASU Parking & Transportation.

*Do not take chances—The City of Tempe and ASU Police/Parking Administration will ticket or tow cars found at expired meters as well as cars that have been illegally parked. The Piper Center cannot reimburse guests or participants for parking ticket expenses.

The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing does not endorse or guarantee these parking options. This information is provided for your convenience.

Shuttle and Taxi Options

SuperShuttle Phoenix
 4610 South 35th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85040
Toll Free: 800.258.3826
Local Phone: 602.244.9000

  • Online reservation capabilities.
  • All fares are subject to change without notice. Please call to confirm.

NOTE: There is an operational taxi island on-site at the airport with a number of transportation company options.

Getting Around ASU & Tempe

While much of downtown Tempe is within walking distance of ASU, the FLASH bus and ORBIT shuttles offer another free and easy way to explore a broader area of Tempe/ASU, including Mill Avenue, Tempe’s main commercial district. On Mill Avenue you can take full advantage of a multitude of dining and shopping options.

There are several FLASH and ORBIT routes, running all around ASU and Tempe. If you wish to get to the Writers Conference site, you will want to ride the ORBIT Venus or the FLASH to University Drive bus, which stops at College Avenue. This stop is a two-minute walk away from the Writers Conference venues. Buses operate about every ten minutes Monday through Friday (traffic congestion and high passenger loads may delay FLASH at peak times).

If you get on the wrong bus or are confused about the route, please ask your bus driver for assistance. They are typically friendly and more than willing to help. Please also keep in mind that the many FLASH buses loop around the campus and downtown Tempe in different directions, so if you end up on the wrong bus you will eventually end up back where you started.