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Melissa Greene is a full-time fiction writer, poet, and writing coach devoted to bringing out the best in creative people. She studied writing at The Banff School of Fine Arts, Williams College, and everywhere she's been in life. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in numerous publications, and her song lyrics performed nationwide. Her father was an Academy Award nominated lyricist for Best Song and a comedy writer for The Red Skelton Show.

Fascinated with writing as a therapeutic tool, Melissa has been leading workshops since the 1980s. She has a special interest in those who long to overcome perfectionism and write more freely. In reaction to 9/11, she created Write From the Heart to share her belief that writing, made simple and fun, has the power to illuminate and heal.

Melissa teaches year-round group and private classes for adults, children, and teens, collaborates with schools and therapists, and leads workshops for cancer patients at the Penn Medicine/Lancaster General Health's Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute, the Mcglinn Cancer Institute/Reading Hospital, Breast Cancer Support Services/Berks County, and CARE (Cancer Assistance and Resource Educational center) at The Penn State Cancer Institute/Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Pennsylvania. She taught the Penn State Cancer Institute clinical study, The Effect of Creative Writing In the Mood of Patients with Cancer, the results of which were published in the British Medical Journal of Support and Palliative Care.