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Brett Shanley, MFA

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Brett Shanley, MFA — Instructor

Based in New York City, Brett moved east from Sacramento, Calif., in order to earn his M.F.A. in Creative Nonfiction Writing (the whole "bright lights – big city" thing might have had something to do with it, also). Now a Ph.D candidate at Columbia University, his developing dissertation looks at the methods of promoting sincere engagement between undergraduate writers and the work that they produce. His seven years of experience teaching college writing courses, and working at academic summer camps, informs this project. The rare moments when he is not working on his dissertation, proposing conference presentations, or revising other essays, Brett can be found relaxing in Central Park with his fiancé Tara and a little white dog named Huxley.