Wednesday Mar 01, 2023

Creative Writing with Associate Professor Shawn Shifflett

Shawn Shiflett is an Associate Professor in the English and Creative Writing Department, Columbia College Chicago, and a storyteller. Shawn received a M.A. English degree with an emphasis in Creative Writing from Central State University, Oklahoma, and a B.A. from Columbia College Chicago. He is the author of two critically acclaimed novels, his 2013 debut Hidden Place and the 2016 follow-up Hey Liberal.

He is currently working on a multicultural project: Oral Histories On Race in America, and with the first 3 parts of the series currently running in Newcity Magazine, here in Chicago. He is a Master Story Workshop® teacher and conducted in-service teacher training in that methodology for decades. He has taught Creative Writing in Prague, CZ and was a guest teacher and author at Bath Spa University, UK.

His website is

Our music today is courtesy of Gabrielle de Val and Escape Records. Their website is,

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