Melissa Scholes Young

Melissa Scholes Young

Melissa Scholes Young was born and raised in Hannibal, Missouri and still proudly claims it as her hometown. Her writing has appeared in the Atlantic, Washington Post, Narrative, Ploughshares, Poets & Writers, and other literary journals. She teaches Creative Writing at American University in Washington, D.C. She lives in Maryland with her husband, kids, and a chocolate labrador named Huckleberry Finn. Read more about her path from first-generation student to college faculty and debut author at www.melissascholesyoung.com.


See Melissa Scholes Young in “Novels of Going Home and Growing Up” Saturday, October 14 at 11:30 a.m. at George Mason University. Click for details.