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Melissa Young

Professorial Lecturer Department of Literature

Melissa Scholes Young is a writer and a teacher. Her work has been published in The Atlantic, Washington Post, Ploughshares, Narrative, Poets & Writers, Brain, Child, Huffington Post, Poet Lore, and other literary journals.  She is a Contributing Editor for Fiction Writers Review. In 2015, she was named a Bread Loaf Bakeless Camargo Fellow. Her novel, Flood, was published in 2017. She's also the Editor for an anthology of fiction by D.C. women titled Grace in Darkness.

Degrees

BA, history, Monmouth College MA, education, Stetson University MFA, creative writing, Southern Illinois University

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Office
CAS - Literature
Battelle Tompkins - 237
Contact Info
(202) 885-6523

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See Also
Melissa Scholes Young's website

Teaching

  • Spring 2018

    • LIT-496 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring: Literary Publishing & Editing
    • Description

AU Expert

Area of Expertise:

contemporary literature, Mark Twain, writings in political violence, protest literature, writing in K-12

Additional Information:

Young's work has been published in Narrative, Poets & Writers, Brain, Child, Huffington Post, and other literary journals.  She is a Contributing Editor with Fiction Writers Review and has been nominated twice for Pushcart Prizes.

Media Relations
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