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Melissa Febos

Associate Professor

Graduate Faculty

MFA, Sarah Lawrence College

BA, Eugene Lang College, New School University

Wilson Annex, 410
Courses this Semester
EN 202 Literature II
EN 352 Craft of 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.
Books: Abandon Me. Bloomsbury, 2017. Whip Smart. St. Martin's Press, 2010 Essay: “The Book of Hours,” Story Quarterly. 2015. 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 The New York Times, Salon, Granta, Tin House, Prairie Schooner, The Kenyon Review, The Portland Review, Chronicle of Higher Education Review, Glamour, The Brooklyn Rail, LUMINA, Drunken Boat, Hunger Mountain, Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York;, Bitch Magazine, & Post Road.
Ragdale residency in 2017 Vermont Studio Center residency in 2015 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Process Space residency in 2015 The Center for Women Writers Creative Nonfiction Prize in 2015 The MacDowell Colony residencies in 2010, 2011, 2014 A Story Quarterly Essay Prize in 2014 Virginia Center for Creative Arts residency in 2014 The Barbara Deming Memorial Fund fellowship in 2013 The Prairie Schooner Creative Nonfiction Prize in 2013.