Bridgette Shade

Bridgette Shade has been teaching writing with an emphasis on social justice since 2002. She is the co-founder of West Side Stories, a literary reading series celebrating the words of writers with a western Pennsylvania connection. Her own words have been recognized by the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction, the Meyerson Fiction Prize, the Betty Gabehart Prize, The Salamander Fiction Prize, Portable Story Series, and the Dana Awards.

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I loved learning from [Bridgette] and will likely take [a class with her] again because I so liked her style of guidance. Her prompts are fantastic and her feedback enabled me to write something of substance I didn’t know I was capable of writing.

Cathy Heyman