Outreach and Partnership Sales Manager
Melissa oversees Poetry Out Loud in Minnesota as well as the Loft's residency program and Writing at Work. She received her Masters in Arts & Cultural Leadership from the U of MN in spring 2018. She pursues her passion in community arts work as founder of MinneStory (a podcast launching in 2018 that gathers personal narratives from rural Minnesota communities), and as a member of Coffee House Press' board of directors. She was also cofounder of Hazel & Wren, a community for writers and readers that ran from 2011-2017.