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Mica Bahn

Finalist in the 2020 Nick Adams Short Story Contest

Story: As You Are


Mica Bahn

More about Mica Bahn

  • Senior at Carleton College

    Major: English

    Hometown: New York, NY

ACM: Do you have plans after graduation?

Bahn: I hope to enjoy my last summer after college waitressing by the beach, while looking for jobs in publishing or museum management.

ACM: What sparked your interest in writing, and how did you get started writing fiction?

Bahn: Reading sparked my interest in writing. As a very small child I read Sarah, Plain and Tall and A Tree Grows In Brooklyn––both are books about young girls who begin to tell stories about the world around them. I admired these characters and related deeply to them, and I began to record my own observations about my neighborhood and family in a journal.

ACM: How have you developed your writing while you've been at Carleton?

Bahn: For my senior comprehensive I chose the creative writing option in the English department. The short story collection that I produced was a culmination of all that I have learned in Carleton’s creative writing classes through the years.