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Iliana Rocha

ASU MFA Alumnae Visiting Writer 2019

About 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. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Central Oklahoma and lives with her three chihuahuas Nilla, Beans, and Migo.

Find Events with Iliana Rocha

After the MFA
Iliana Rocha, Vedran Husić

Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 2:00pm
Location: The Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281
Type & Genre: Conversation, Discussion, Panel; Business of Writing, Professional Development, Writing Life

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.


ASU MFA Alumni Reading
Iliana Rocha, Vedran Husić

Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 7:00pm
Location: Mojave Room (MU 236), Memorial Union, ASU Tempe, 301 E Orange Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281
Type & Genre: Reading; Fiction, Poetry, Short Stories

The Creative Writing Program at Arizona State University presents the Stellar Alumni Reading Series, a mixed-genre reading of poetry and prose with Iliana Rocha and Vedran Husić on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Mojave Room (MU 236) at Memorial Union, ASU Tempe (301 E Orange St, Tempe, AZ 85281). A Q&A and book signing will follow the reading. This event is open to the public and free.