- BA, history, Monmouth College MA, education, Stetson University MFA, creative writing, Southern Illinois University
- Melissa Scholes Young is the author of the novel Flood, winner of the Literary Fiction Category for the 2017 Best Book Award. Her writing has appeared in the Atlantic, Washington Post, Huffington Post, Narrative, Ploughshares, Poet Lore, and Poets & Writers. She’s a Contributing Editor for Fiction Writers Review and Editor of Grace in Darkness: D.C. Women Writers. Scholes Young was named a Bread Loaf Camargo Fellow and a Quarry Farm Fellow at the Center for Mark Twain Studies. She’s an Associate Professor in the Department of Literature at American University in Washington, D.C.
LIT-107 Creative Writing Across Genres
LIT-215 Writers in Print/Person
LIT-400 Creative Writing: Fiction
Area of Expertise
contemporary literature, Mark Twain, writings in political violence, protest literature, writing in K-12
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.