Columbia Selects: Alumni of the Writing Program | Spring 2018

January 4, 2018 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Our line up this month: Jae Won Chung '08, Sarah Shey '99, and Denise Burrell-Stinson '09.


Jae Won Chung was born in Seoul, grew up in Philadelphia, received his MFA and PHD in New York, and currently resides in Boulder, where he teaches courses on Korean history, literature, film, and popular culture at the University of Colorado. His literary translations have appeared in AzaleaWashington Square Review, and Asia Literary Review. His fiction has appeared in Apogee Journal.  


Sarah Shey’s childhood on a farm in Iowa was filled with collies, cats, cows and lots of flies. The family's horses only took her father seriously. Her post-farm work has appeared in such publications as the New York Times and This Old House magazine, and in several anthologies, including The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage: True Tales of Food, Family and How We Learn To Eat (Roost 2013).  She wrote two children’s books set in Iowa (Trafford). Shey is at work on an autobiography about the adventures of a big family on a little farm in Iowa. 


Denise Burrell-Stinson is the Head of Storytelling at WP BrandStudio at The Washington Post. She’s also worked at The New York Times, Condé Nast and MTV Networks. Her work has been anthologized and she’s been published in the Emerson Review and African-American National Biography. She was a New York Foundation for the Arts Fiction Fellow in 2012, and holds an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University as well as a BA in politics from Princeton.


What is Columbia Selects? The first Thursday of each month the Columbia MFA program hosts a reading series featuring Writing Program alumni. These fresh talents are finished with or near to finished with their first books, but do not yet have a book contract and/or an agent. In recent years, many of our featured writers have achieved critical and commercial success. This is your chance to glimpse who you'll be reading in 2019!

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