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Thalia Cheronis SELZ

West Hartford, Connecticut

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SELZ, Thalia Cheronis Thalia Cheronis Selz, teacher and short-story writer, former writer-in-residence of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and one of the three founding editors of Story Quarterly, died on June 15, 2010 at the age of 84 from complications of Alzheimer's. Her fiction...

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I am sorry to hear of the passing of Thalia. I knew her family and was good friends with her brother Dion. This was many years ago.If he reads this message, I would love to hear from him.
Contact: [email protected] or
(559) 353-2653.

I feel as if I know Thalia although I never met her. Sadly, I was at a flea market and found a box full of trinkets and underneath it all were hundreds of letters friends of Thalia sent her over the decades. As I read I realized this was a very necessary person that graced the earth. Many hugs to you Thalia, Merry G.

I just saw in the Trinity Alumni magazine that Thalia had died. She was an amazing writer, teacher, and friend, and a very wise woman. I can't imagine my years at Trinity without her. Like Wendy, I think of her often. It breaks my heart to hear that she suffered from Alzheimer's. Such a special woman who made a difference in the lives of so many writers . . .

Tery Griffin, IDP, '93

Thalia was the single greatest influence on me while I was a student at Trinity College (1984-1988). I didn't know anything about writing, but I loved it, and she nurtured that love. I'm now a published writer and college professor, and I think of how she taught me so very often.

I'm so sorry to hear that Thalia passed away. and especially sad to hear that she had Alzheimer's. She was a wonderful professor, an excellent combination of compassion and high expectations that pushed writers forward while still nurturing them. She really inspired me and made me love writing even more. --Ashley Hammarth '97