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Channa (Anna) Coggan

Headshot photo of Channa CogganEducation

B.A., The Evergreen State College, 1979
Post-Graduate studies in Jewish religious seminary

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Publication Types

Fiction, Non-Fiction, Journalism




How did Evergreen help you in your career?

I owe a debt of gratitude to Dr. Richard Jones. I stuttered terribly as a young child. Maybe it was residue from a past reincarnation, I don't know. What I do know is writing became my therapy. Richard taught me to build an article one primary thought at a time. Much to my  amazement the more I wrote the less I stuttered. I could take how ever long I needed to construct a sentence. I could take my ramblings and my stutterings and turn them into something  eloquent and logical and passionate and flowing.