Life After the MFA
Robert Casper, Ken Chen, Mya Spalter, Patrick Ryan, and Sarah LaPolla

A discussion with Robert Casper, Ken Chen, Mya Spalter, Patrick Ryan, and Sarah LaPolla.

Robert Casper is the head of the Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress. He is also publisher of the literary magazine, jubilat, and co-founder of the jubilat/Jones Reading Series in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Ken Chen’s debut collection of poems, Juvenilia, was selected for the Yale Series of Young Poets competition in 2009. Chen is the executive director of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. His work has been published or recognized in Best American Essays 2006, Best American Essays 2007, and the Boston Review of Books. He is a graduate of Yale Law School.

Mya Spalter has worked as an assistant editor at Spiegel & Grau, a division of Random House. She received her BA in Liberal Arts from Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts.

Patrick Ryan is the author of Send Me, Saints of Augustine, and In Mike We Trust. His work has appeared in the Yale Review and was included in Best American Short Stories 2006. Ryan is an assistant editor at Granta.

Sarah LaPolla is a literary agent with Curtis Brown, Ltd. Her publishing interests include literary fiction, narrative nonfiction, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, science fiction, literary horror, and young adult fiction. LaPolla is a graduate of the MFA Creative Writing Program at the New School.

Moderated by Tiphanie Yanique, associate professor in the School of Writing.

This event is co-sponsored by The New School.

Life After the MFA

Robert Casper, Ken Chen, Mya Spalter, Patrick Ryan, and Sarah LaPolla
Monday, April 16, 2012
6:30 PM
Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang Building (The New School)
65 West 11th Street, 5th Floor
New York New York
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