Melissa began offering writing programmes and story circles to seniors in 2009. She also leads children’s writing workshops in both English and French. Melissa has guest-lectured at several universities, mentored and coached other writers, and spoken at creative and academic conferences. She will be joining the teaching staff of The King’s University in January 2015 as the instructor of English 391 – Creative Writing: Short Story and Poetry.
Writing Groups for Seniors
Melissa’s writing groups are sometimes thought of as a « Story Circle, » for they are open to anyone who wants to listen to or share a story, whether or not he or she is physically able to write.
Lectures & Presentations
Melissa has guest lectured at the Universities of Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia Okanagan on a variety of topics including the creative process, ekphrasis, and the dramatics of poetry.
Melissa taught creative writing at The King’s University in Edmonton in 2015.
English 391 – Creative Writing: Short Story and Poetry