Monmouth University

Center for the Arts

Past Event

Artful Explorations of Gender

Visiting Writers

Visiting Writer: Melissa Febos

Melissa Febos is the author
of the critically acclaimed memoir, WHIP SMART (St. Martin’s Press 2010), whose
“electrifying prose and unremitting honesty” Kirkus Reviews said, “expertly
captures grace within depravity.” Among other places, she has been featured on
NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Anderson Cooper Live, CNN, The Atlantic and
Tin House online, Guernica, and New York magazine.  Her writing has been
published and anthologized widely, in venues including Glamour, Kenyon Review,
Post Road, Hunger Mountain, Salon, Dissent, The Brooklyn Rail, New York Times,
Bitch Magazine, The Chronicle of Higher Education Review, The Rumpus, The
Beauty Anthology, The Moment Anthology, and Goodbye to All That: Writers on
Loving and Leaving New York.  For seven years, she has co-curated and
hosted the popular Mixer Reading and Music Series in Manhattan, and is the
recipient of an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. She has taught writing at
Purchase College, The New School, NYU, Sarah Lawrence, Utica College, and the
Institute of American Indian Arts, among other places, and is currently
Assistant Professor of Creative Nonfiction at Monmouth University. Selected by
Lia Purpura as the winner of the 2013 Prairie Schooner Creative Nonfiction
Contest, 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, and
2014. The daughter of a sea captain and a psychotherapist, she was raised on
Cape Cod, and lives in Brooklyn. 
 
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