Dana Shavin is a master's level psychotherapist and certified professional life coach whose essays have appeared in Oxford American, The Sun, Alaska Quarterly Review, Puerto del Sol, Fourth Genre, Third Coast, The Writer, Zone 3, Hawaii Pacific Review, Willow Review, Palo Alto Review, and numerous alternative health, arts, and entertainment newspapers and city magazines. She has work currently in Lime Hawk Literary Review and forthcoming from the online journal If and Only If. Shavin has been a panelist and workshop presenter at Keystone College’s literary conference, The Gathering, since 2012, and has spoken and read about recovery and issues of self-accceptance at venues as diverse as the Unitarian Universalist Church, the Jewish Cultural Center, the University of Tennessee, the Meacham Writers Workshop, and at various book clubs, writers groups and performance venues. Shavin received a CreateHere literary arts grant in 2008. She is the editor of the Chattanooga Jewish Federation newspaper, The Shofar. Her memoir, The Body Tourist was just published by Little Feather Books and is available online from Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and Little Feather Books.
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