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After the MFA with Dorothy Chan and Dana Diehl

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

About this Event

Join a special, intimate discussion with MFA alumnae Dorothy Chan (2015) and Dana Diehl (2015) as they discuss their careers post-ASU and offer strategies on being a writer in a professional landscape.

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.

Please note: this event is only open to current undergraduate and graduate students in Arizona State University's creative writing program. If you have any questions, please contact the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at 480.965.6018 or

Dorothy and Dana will be reading at the ASU MFA Stellar Alumni Reading later the same day at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 in the Pima Auditorium in Memorial Union, ASU Tempe (301 E Orange Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281). For more information on the reading, visit the event page

About the Authors

Dorothy Chan is the author of Revenge of the Asian Woman (Diode Editions, Forthcoming March 2019), Attack of the Fifty-Foot Centerfold (Spork Press, 2018), and the chapbook Chinatown Sonnets (New Delta Review, 2017). She was a 2014 finalist for the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship, and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Academy of American PoetsThe Cincinnati ReviewThe CommonDiode Poetry JournalQuarterly West, and elsewhere. Chan is the Editor of The Southeast Review. Visit her website at

Dana Diehl is the author of Our Dreams Might Align (Splice UK, 2018) and TV Girls (New Delta Review, 2018). Her collaborative short story collection, The Classroom, is forthcoming from Gold Wake Press in early 2019. She earned her MFA in Fiction at Arizona State University and her BA in Creative Writing at the Susquehanna University Writers Institute. She has been an artist in residence at the Sundress Academy for the Arts, Signal Fire, and the Rutgers Camden Summer Writers' Conference. She lives and works in Tucson.