Megan Culhane Galbraith is a 2017 Fellow of The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and a 2016 Fellow of The Saltonstall Foundation. She is Director of the GIV/Young Writers Institute at Bennington College and is a graduate of the Bennington Writing Seminars.
Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Catapult, Longreads, Beyond, Cleaver Magazine, PANK, Hotel Amerika, The Manifest-Station, The Review Review, Literary Orphans, The Lost Daughters, Entropy, and ASSAY: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies, among others. She was a finalist for AWP’s WC&C Scholarship in 2015 (judged by Xu Xi), and a Scholar at Bindercon.
Her essay, “Sin Will Find You Out,” was a Longreads Pick of the Day, and No. 3 in The Top 5 Longreads of the Week. It was mentioned in LitHub Daily’s roundup of The Best of The Literary Internet, and in the “What I’m Reading” section of The Ann Friedman Weekly.
Megan is at work on a collection of linked essays titled, The Guild of the Infant Saviour. Part social history, part memoir, the collection examines motherhood, nature/nurture, shame, identity, and the transformation of New York City through her lens as an adoptee, and through stories her birthmother told her.
Her essays have been featured on 51% on WAMC-FM and have been twice selected for the Bookmarks Reading Series at The Arts Center in Troy, New York. She served as guest editor of The Notebook: A Progressive Journal for Rural Girls and Women, and served on the editorial board of The Grassroots Women Project.
Megan lives in Cambridge, New York on a small farm with her husband, two sons, three rescue dogs, two barn cats, and a herd of dairy cows. The pigs come and go.