Melissa Febos, MFA
MFA, Sarah Lawrence College
BA, Eugene Lang College, New School University
Office: Wilson Annex
, Room 410
Fall 2017 Courses:
EN 251 - Creative Writing: Intro
EN 451 - Adv 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.
Specialty is creative nonfiction, with additional interests in fiction, poetry, contemporary American literature, and women's studies.
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.
Abandon Me. Bloomsbury, 2017.
Whip Smart. St. Martin's Press, 2010
“The Book of Hours,” Story Quarterly. 2015.
Goodbye to All That: Loving and Leaving New York. Seal Press. 2013.
The Moment. Harper Perennial. 2012.
Crush: Tales of First Love. Harlequin. 2010.
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.