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 Workshop and Catapult. 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: In May, Brian is teaching a creative nonfiction workshop for Sackett Street, and in June another section of his essay boot camp starts 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