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 interviewed Saskia Vogel about her debut novel Permission for The Rumpus, on Electric Literature discussed Sarah Blake’s re-imagining of the Great Flood, Naamah, and on The Lit Hub talked with Polly Rosenwaike about parenting, writing, and her short story collection Look How Happy I’m Making You
Forthcoming work: Brian has interviews slated for publication this spring with Slice Literary Magazine and Poets & Writers online