Melissa Febos
 
Melissa Febos is the author of the memoir, Whip Smart (St. Martin’s Press). Her work has been widely anthologized and appears in publications including The Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, Glamour, Post Road, Salon, New York Times, Hunger Mountain, Portland Review, Dissent, The Brooklyn Rail, and Bitch Magazine. Among other places, she has been featured on NPR’s Fresh Air, CNN, and Anderson Cooper. Her essays have won prizes from Prairie Schooner and StoryQuarterly, and she is the recipient of a 2012 Bread Loaf nonfiction fellowship, a 2013 Barbara Deming Memorial Fund artist grant, a 2014 Virginia Center for Creative Arts fellowship, a 2015 Vermont Studio Center fellowship, a 2015 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council “Process Space” fellowship, and MacDowell Colony fellowships in 2010, 2011, & 2014. Currently Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Monmouth University and MFA faculty at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), she serves on the Board of Directors of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, and has co-curated the Manhattan reading series, Mixer, for eight years. The daughter of a sea captain and a psychotherapist, she was raised on Cape Cod, and lives in Brooklyn.


Melissa Febos
 
Melissa Febos is the author of the memoir, Whip Smart (St. Martin’s Press). Her work has been widely anthologized and appears in publications including The Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, Glamour, Post Road, Salon, New York Times, Hunger Mountain, Portland Review, Dissent, The Brooklyn Rail, and Bitch Magazine. Among other places, she has been featured on NPR’s Fresh Air, CNN, and Anderson Cooper. Her essays have won prizes from Prairie Schooner and StoryQuarterly, and she is the recipient of a 2012 Bread Loaf nonfiction fellowship, a 2013 Barbara Deming Memorial Fund artist grant, a 2014 Virginia Center for Creative Arts fellowship, a 2015 Vermont Studio Center fellowship, a 2015 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council “Process Space” fellowship, and MacDowell Colony fellowships in 2010, 2011, & 2014. Currently Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Monmouth University and MFA faculty at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), she serves on the Board of Directors of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, and has co-curated the Manhattan reading series, Mixer, for eight years. The daughter of a sea captain and a psychotherapist, she was raised on Cape Cod, and lives in Brooklyn.