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."
Teaching: This fall, Brian is teaching a writing workshop for parents at The Center for Fiction, running a foundations in creative nonfiction course online for Catapult, and teaching fiction and nonfiction workshops for Sackett Street.
Recent Work: On Catapult, Brian wrote about how, in third grade, he had an atheist awakening and also learned he was adopted; he profiled novelist Helen Phillips for The Literary Hub, and on Electric Literature talked with Chris L Terry about his novel Black Card.
On Stage: Pete’s Reading Series runs the third Thursday of every month, and features some of the biggest literary stars on Brooklyn’s most intimate stage. You can check out the schedule of readers here.