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After the MFA with Iliana Rocha, Vedran Husić

The Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281
Conversation, Discussion, Panel
Genre and Form(s): Business of Writing, Professional Development, Writing Life
Cost: Free

About this Event

Join the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing for After the MFA, a special, intimate discussion with ASU MFA alumnae Iliana Rocha and Vedran Husić on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Piper Writers House (450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281).

Rocha and Husić will discuss their careers post-ASU and offer strategies on being a writer in a professional landscape. Please note: this event is only open to current undergraduate and graduate students in Arizona State University's creative writing program.

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. You do not need to register or RSVP to atttend this event. If you have any questions, please contact the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at 480.965.6018 or

The ASU MFA Stellar Alumni Reading series with Iliana Rocha and Vedran Husić will take place on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Mojave Room (MU 236) in the Memorial Union at ASU Tempe (301 E Orange Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281). To learn more and RSVP, visit our website at

About the Author

Photograph of Iliana Rocha

Iliana Rocha earned her PhD in English Literature and Creative Writing from Western Michigan University. Her work has been featured in the Best New Poets 2014 anthology, as well as The Nation, Virginia Quarterly Review, Blackbird, and West Branch. Karankawa, her debut collection, won the 2014 AWP Donald Hall Prize for Poetry and is available through the University of Pittsburgh Press.

Photograph of Vedran Husić

Vedran Husić was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina and raised in Germany and the United States. His collection of stories, Basements and Other Museums, won the St. Lawrence Book Award and was published by Black Lawrence Press in 2018. He has work published in The Gettysburg Review, The Massachusetts Review, Mississippi Review, Ecotone, Electric Literature's Recommended Reading, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of fellowships from The Virginia G.

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