Brian Gresko is the editor of the anthology When I First Held You: 22 Critically Acclaimed Writers Talk About the Triumphs, Challenges, and Transformative Experience of Fatherhood. His interviews, essays, short stories, and reviews of books, music, and culture have appeared in Longreads, Salon, The Atlantic, The Rumpus, the L.A. Review of Books, and Poets & Writers magazine, among numerous other publications. He co-runs the esteemed reading series at Pete's Candy Store in Brooklyn, and teaches for the Sackett Street Writing Workshops, Catapult, and The Center for Fiction. Brian conducts the Authors in Conversation series for Slice Literary Magazine, both in print and live at the Slice Literary Conference. He occasionally draws pictures, and can tear it up on the dance floor. Brian received his MFA in Creative Writing from The New School, and graduated from Oberlin College with a self-designed, cross-disciplinary major entitled "Narrativity in Film."
Upcoming Classes: This summer, Brian is teaching a couple of one-day seminars for the working writer at The Center for Fiction. In the autumn, he’s running another session of his popular Essay Machine boot camp at Catapult.
Recent Work: Brian profiled novelist Jessica Francis Kane for The Lit Hub, interviewed acclaimed author Karen Russell about her new short story collection Orange World for Poets & Writers Online, and on Electric Literature discussed Sarah Blake’s re-imagining of the Great Flood, Naamah
Upcoming Work: Brian has work forthcoming on Electric Literature and Catapult, and will be appearing live at the Slice Literary Conference in September, where he’ll interview keynote speakers Mira Jacob and Kiese Laymon