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Sejal Shah

THIS IS ONE WAY TO DANCE
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Sejal Shah is the author of the debut essay collection about race, place, and belonging: This Is One Way to Dance: Essays (University of Georgia Press, June 2020). Her essays and stories have appeared in Brevity, Conjunctions, the Kenyon Review, Literary Hub, the Rumpus, and the anthologies Under Her Skin: How Girls Experience Race in America (Seal Press, 2004) and Strange Attractors: Writers on Chance (UMass Press, 2019). Her writing has been supported by fellowships and residencies at Blue Mountain Center, the Millay Colony for the Arts, the Ragdale Foundation, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She is also the recipient of a 2018 New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellowship in Fiction. She has taught creative writing at the University of Rochester, Writers & Books (a community-based literary center) Mount Holyoke College, Marymount Manhattan College and privately. She lives in Rochester, New York.