About the Instructor:
Shannon Perri holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Texas State University and a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Texas. Her writing has appeared in various newspapers and literary magazines, such as Houston Chronicle, The Austin-American Statesman, and fields magazine. Her short story, “Liquid Gold,” was a finalist for the 2019 Texas Observer Short Fiction contest; her story, “The Resurrection Act,” was awarded a 2016 Joyland Magazine Publisher’s Pick; and her story, “Orientation,” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. An earlier draft of her novel-in-progress was selected as a finalist for the Writer’s League of Texas 2018 fiction manuscript contest. When not writing or reading, Shannon is usually teaching. She’s taught writing for Texas State University, the Travis County jail, the Library Foundation, and private workshops. When not writing, reading, or teaching, she’s likely spending time with her husband, new son, and menagerie of pets.