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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 410

Phone: 732-571-3623

Email: mfebos@monmouth.edu

Fall 2016 Office Hours:
Monday and Wednesday, 2 - 4 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

About:

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.

Awards:

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.

Selected Works:

Books:

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; Bookforum.com, Bitch Magazine, & Post Road.