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11:00 am - 11:50 am

MCC will host Rochester-based writer Sejal Shah via zoom on Monday at 11 AM. Sejal is the final writer to take part in our 2020-2021 Visiting Writer Series, and all are invited to join us. The event flyer is attached, and information is pasted below also. Please contact Maria Brandt at with any questions.


Visiting Creative Nonfiction Writer
Sejal Shah
Monday, April 19, 11-11:50 AM
Hosted by Maria Brandt, ENG 213
Zoom Link:
Reading Link: 
Sejal Shah - readings from This Is One Way to Dance (

Sejal Shah is the author of the debut memoir in essays, This Is One Way to Dance (University of Georgia Press, June 2020). Her essay collection reflects on culture, family, language, and place. Her stories and essays have appeared widely in print and online—including BrevityGuernicaC onjunctions, the Kenyon Review Online, and Longreads. She is the recipient of a 2018 New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellowship in Fiction and residencies or fellowships from Blue Mountain Center, the Kenyon Review Writers’ Workshop, Kundiman, and The Millay Colony. She received her BA in English from Wellesley College and her MFA in fiction from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Sejal recently completed a story collection and is at work on a memoir about mental health and academia. She is on the faculty of the Rainier Writing Workshop, the low-residency MFA program at Pacific Lutheran University. She also teaches creative writing in community-based workshops and privately. The daughter of Gujarati parents who immigrated to the United States from India and Kenya, Sejal lives in her hometown of Rochester, New York.

Creative Nonfiction Writer Sejal Shah Poster.pdf

CONTACT: Maria Brandt at
SPONSOR: Creative Arts