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Melissa Febos, MFA

Assistant Professor

Graduate Faculty

MFA, Sarah Lawrence College

BA, Eugene Lang College, New School University

Office: Wilson Annex , Room 411

Phone: 732-571-3623


Fall 2016 Office Hours:
Monday and Wednesday, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.; and by appointment.

Fall 2016 Courses:

EN 202 Literature II

EN 251 Creative Writing: Intro

EN 451 Advanced Creative Writing

Regularly Taught Courses:

EN 202 Literature II

EN 251 Creative Writing - Intro

EN 255 Creative Writing: Non-Fiction

EN 352 The Craft of Writing

EN 491 Advanced Creative Writing

EN 598 Graduate Creative Thesis Seminar

EN 607 Seminar: CW Non-Fiction


Among other honors, Professor Febos is the recipient of three MacDowell Colony fellowships, a 2014 Virginia Center for Creative Arts fellowship, a 2013 Barbara Deming Memorial Artist Grant, and the 2013 Prairie Schooner Creative Nonfiction Prize. She is finishing her second book of creative nonfiction, and has previously taught at Sarah Lawrence College, NYU, The New School, and The Institute of American Indian Arts.​

Research Interests:

Specialty is creative nonfiction, with additional interests in fiction, poetry, contemporary American literature, and women's studies.

Selected Works:


“The Book of Hours,” Story Quarterly. 2015.

Whip Smart. St. Martin's Press. 2010

Book Contributions:
Goodbye to All That: Loving and Leaving New York
. Seal Press. 2013.
The Moment. Harper Perennial. 2012.
Crush: Tales of First Love. Harlequin. 2010.

Popular Press:

Select Nonfiction and Short Stories

New York Times, Salon, The Portland ReviewChronicle of Higher Education Review, Glamour, The Brooklyn Rail, LUMINA, Drunken Boat, Hunger Mountain,, Bitch Magazine, Prairie Schooner, The Kenyon Review, & Post Road.