In the Fall of 2015, I was lucky enough to teach a class on nonfiction storytelling at the University of Montana School of Journalism as a visiting professor. It was a wonderful experience, one that I will always cherish, simply because, twice a week, I got to sit in a beautiful classroom with a window that looked up at the mountains and talk about some of my favorite writing with smart students.

I wrestled, at times throughout the year, with whether I was truly qualified to teach writing at such a high level. I’ve written a lot of stories in…

Kevin Van Valkenburg

Senior Writer @ESPN & @ESPNMag. Born & raised in Montana, adopted by Baltimore. Golf nerd. T. Anthony Pollner Professor, 2015. kevin.t.vanvalkenburg@espn.com

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