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Shannon Reed

Visiting Lecturer

Shannon Reed is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker's "Shouts and Murmurs" and "Daily Shouts" columns, as well as to McSweeney's Internet Tendency. For Buzzfeed, she wrote the (in)famous piece, If Jane Austen Got Feedback From Some Guy in a Writing Workshop among other work. Her essays have been published in Guernica, Vela, Longreads, Ozy, The Guardian, LitHub, Vulture, and The Washington Post. Her fiction appeared in Mud River Journal, Kweli Journal and Litro Fiction, among others. Her plays have been performed or read in New York, Pittsburgh, Denver, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles. She is also the author of several test prep books. Shannon is proud to be a Teaching Artist for City Theatre's Young Playwrights Program. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing: Fiction from Pitt, an MA in Educational Theatre/Teaching Secondary English from NYU, and a BFA in Theatre: Acting and Directing from Otterbein University. Before joining the faculty at Pitt as a Visiting Lecturer, Shannon taught in the New York City public school system as well as at Waynesburg University and Allegheny College. She is at work on her first novel, about the shooting death of a student at a high school in Brooklyn, and the effect this has on the school community. 

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