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ASU Undergraduate Showcase 2019 

Date(s): Wednesday, November 20, 2019. 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281
Celebration, For Students, Performance
Genre and Form(s): Creative Nonfiction, Essays, Fiction, Mixed Genre, Poetry, Short Stories
Cost: Free

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About this Event

Join the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing for our third-annual ASU Undergraduate Writers Showcase, Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at the Piper Writers House (450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281) from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. At this event, a number of undergraduate writers will be celebrating their work with their community. Work will be chosen by Piper Staff, and a final lineup will be made available by November 4th.

While encouraged, RSVPs are purely for the purposes of monitoring attendance, gauging interest, and communicating information about parking, directions, and other aspects of the event. This event is open to the public and free.

If you're an undergraduate student interested in reading your work at the showcase, read the information below.

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Submit Your Work

The showcase is a wonderful opportunity for students to meet other writers, get involved with their community, gain professional experience, and share their work. Undergraduate students from all backgrounds, disciplines, and campuses are encouraged to submit; students do not need to have taken creative writing classes or be creative writing majors to submit.

Students should submit up to 3 poems or under 3000 words of prose. Submissions will be read and selected by a panel of Piper Staff. To submit your work, you can complete the form below.

The deadline for submissions is October 25, 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact Piper Center Intern Jack Smith at

Work will be chosen by Piper Staff, and a final lineup will be made available by November 4th.

Use the space below to write an informational cover letter to the Center detailing your experience with creative writing and why you would like to participate in the showcase.
If you have a photograph or headshot, upload it below. Please make sure all photographs are high resolution / at least 300 dpi and submitted in .jpeg or .jpg format.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg png.
Upload up to 3 poems or under 3,000 words of prose in a single document as a .doc or .pdf. If you are submitting prose, please format your work according to general standards--12 pt font, Times New Roman, 1" margins, page numbers, double spaced, etc. If you are poetry, format your work as it is intended to be read. No identifying information should appear anywhere within the document!
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx odt.

Commitment to Participate

Submissions will be evaluated by an independent panel of community judges. All students who are selected to participate in the showcase must attend an informal rehearsal on Thursday, November 7, 2019, and read their work at a live performance on Wednesday, November 15, 2019.

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