Melissa Wray

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.