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Shannon Reed

Shannon Reed is a Pittsburgh-based essayist, writer of fiction and playwright, who teaches at the University of Pittsburgh where she’s finishing her MFA in Creative Writing: Fiction. Her recent publication credits include McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Vela Magazine and Kweli Journal.

Stories By Shannon Reed

The Mysterious Matriarch in My Mind

The steadfast image of my proud Native American great-great-great-grandmother has given me a strong sense of self for years. Does that all change if I realize that I made her up?