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Melissa Young Professorial Lecturer Department of Literature

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

Bio
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.
See Also
Melissa Scholes Young's website
For the Media
To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.

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.

For the Media

To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.

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