Writer | Editor | Teacher



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 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 creative nonfiction for the Sackett Street Writing Workshop. 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."


  • You can find Brian on stage at Pete's Reading Series each month from January to June
  • Brian will be appearing on the panel "The Art of the Anthology" at the 2018 Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference
  • Brian recently published a piece on encouraging children's love of reading at Quiet Revolution