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Spring 2013


“I was very fortunate to take Tristen Chang’s writing class two years ago. In her class discussions, she did two very important things. First, she taught us how to appreciate and learn from reading the short stories of great writers. Second, Tristen brought such repect to each student — beginner or advanced writer — that we were comfortable discussing and learning from each other’s efforts. I wrote the story, Goran Holds His breath, in her class and through sharing it, I received suggestions that made all the difference in the final story. This story was published in the literary amgazine Shenandoah and I was thrilled when it was recently nominated for the Pushcart Prize. I could not have written this story without Tristen’s inspiring teaching.”

Jeanne Althouse