Bill Pieper and Julie Woodside

Saturday June 26 at 7:30 PM

1169 Perkins Way

Sacramento, CA

Open Mic

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Bill Pieper


Bill Pieper, who lives and writes in Sacramento, has been a Sierra rat, a desert rat and a Pacific Crest Trail hiker for much of his life. He’s read work in Sacramento on several past occasions, as well as having pieces performed at Stories on Stage in Sacramento and Davis.

Bill is also listed as a notable alumnus of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers and has received Pushcart nominations and a national award from Scratch Writer magazine. Over thirty of his stories have appeared in The Front Porch Review, Chiron Review, Corvus Review, Blue Moon Review and elsewhere. In addition, he has two novels in print, Belonging (2006) from Comstock Bonanza Press and What You Wish For (2011) from Pacific Slope Press, as well as the two story collections, Forgive Me, Father (2014) and Borders and Boundaries (2020), both from Cold River Press.

More recently, Bill has used his Spanish for travel in Guatemala, giving rise to three stories that earned an editor’s choice award from Red Fez magazine and have been issued as a Kindle book titled Guatemala Triptych. For links to all his published work, please see his website at:

Julie Woodside

Julianne Woodside writes from her home in Sacramento, CA. She has been published in several local journals, including the Tule Review and the sadly departed Farallon Review.  She won second place in the 2018 Writers-Editors Network International Writing Competition, and was short listed for (and published in) the Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology (vol. 11).  She has had a story performed at the Stories on Stage, Sacramento, and will have a piece in the Fall 2021 Toho Journal out of Philadelphia.  Julie writes with Coffee’n’Ink, and with Jan Haag, and is grateful for, and an advocate of, the AWA method of writing generation.