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Piper Writers Studio Showcase

Date(s): Sunday, December 13, 2020, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Arizona time
Celebration, Community Event, Reading
Genre and Form(s): Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Mixed Genre, Poetry
Cost: Free

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About this Event

They've written the work. Now you get to read it. Come see what the amazing students and faculty of the Piper Writers Studio have been up to with our fourth annual Piper Writers Studio Showcase on Sunday, December 13, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Phoenix MST on Zoom. 

Featuring Hallie Ephron, Oscar Mancinas, Sandra Cavallo Miller, Steffi Sin, Carol Test, and Lia Woodall.

About the Author

Photograph of Hallie Ephron

Hallie Ephron ( is the NY Times bestselling author of 17 books including 6 domestic suspense novels reviewers call “deliciously creepy.” Her recent "Careful What You Wish For" (Wm. Morrow), received a STARRED review, PW called it “outstanding.” In a review in TIME Magazine, Jamie Lee Curtis called it “thrilling and suspenseful.” Her "Never Tell a Lie" was made into a Lifetime movie.

Oscar Mancinas is a Raramuri-Chicanx writer, teacher, and PhD candidate. He was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona's Washington-Escobedo neighborhood. His books include JAULA, ROTO: A MEX-TAPE, and To Live and Die in El Valle. He splits his time between Phoenix and Mesa.

Photograph of Sandra Miller

Sandra Cavallo Miller is a retired academic family physician whose unlikely path to medicine included an undergraduate degree in creative writing . . . a very long time ago. Her poetry and essays have been published in JAMA: A Piece of My Mind; PULSE, Voices from the Heart of Medicine; Embark; and Under the Sun, among others. Now she writes novels about women physicians, a subject surprisingly lacking in fiction outside of crime scene stories.

Photograph of Steffi Sin

Steffi Sin is currently working on her MFA in creative writing at Arizona State University. In her creative writing, she examines how people navigate between different cultures and languages while exploring the boundaries between fiction and creative nonfiction. Her work has been published by Hyphen Magazine and is forthcoming in The Kenyon Review and The Los Angeles Review. She is also Nonfiction Editor of Hayden's Ferry Review

Photograph of Carol Test

CAROL TEST holds an MFA from the University of Arizona, where she served as former editor-in-chief of Sonora Review. Her fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart prize, two Glimmer-Train Short Story Awards for New Writers, and The Flannery O’Connor Award.

She lives in Phoenix, where she is at work on a collage memoir exploring how artifacts, images, and language hoarded in families reveal—and hold the potential to heal—generational trauma.

Photograph of Lia Woodall

Lia Woodall (she/her) is an award-winning essayist who experiments with form to explore her experiences of twin loss to suicide and the roles played in her family of origin. Her hybrid chapbook Remove to Play (The Cupboard Pamphlet, 2020) was the 2019 contest winner. Words published or forthcoming in Best American Experimental Writing 2020 (digital edition), under the gum tree, Literal Latté, Sonora Review, Crack the Spine, The Rumpus, and South Loop Review.