Melissa Febos

Melissa Febos is the author of the memoir, Whip Smart (St. Martin’s Press). Her work has been widely anthologized and appears in publications including The Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, Glamour, Post Road, Salon, New York Times, Hunger Mountain, Portland Review, Dissent, The Brooklyn Rail, and Bitch Magazine. Her essays have won prizes from Prairie Schooner and Story Quarterly, and she is the recipient of a 2013 Barbara Deming Memorial Fund artist grant, a 2012 Bread Loaf nonfiction fellowship, a 2014 Virginia Center for Creative Arts fellowship, and MacDowell Colony fellowships in 2010, 2011, & 2014. Currently Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Monmouth University and MFA faculty at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), she is on the board of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts. The daughter of a sea captain and a psychotherapist, she was raised on Cape Cod, and lives in Brooklyn. SLC, 2011 –  

Courses taught in Writing

Courses from previous years

2012-2013
  • Carnal Knowledge

Courses taught in MFA Writing Program

Courses from previous years

2013-2014
  • Personal Issues: Finding the Universal in First-Person Nonfiction
2012-2013
  • Personal Issues: Finding the Universal in First-Person Nonfiction

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