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 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 has a piece forthcoming on Longreads about a brief brush with Internet fame in Canada (posting sometime in May)
  • The most recent issue of Slice Literary Magazine, Issue 22, features a conversation Brian moderated between acclaimed authors Katie Kitamura and Paul Yoon