Sejal Shah

Sejal Shah ( has published essays and stories in journals including Brevity, Conjunctions, The Kenyon Review, The Literary Review, and AWP’s The Writer’s Chronicle. Her writing has been nominated for Best American Essays and the Pushcart Prize, and featured in The Huffington Post. She is the recipient of residencies from Blue Mountain Center, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, the Millay Colony for the Arts, New York University, and the Ragdale Foundation. Sejal earned her BA in English from Wellesley College and her MFA in English from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Sejal has taught creative writing at Mount Holyoke College, Luther College, Marymount Manhattan College, and the University of Rochester. At Writers & Books, Sejal regularly teaches creative writing classes with an emphasis on memoir / personal essays, as well as workshops combining writing and yoga / mindfulness practices.