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 by singers nationwide including singer/composer, Michael Feinstein. Her father was an Academy Award nominee 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, aiming to spark and support the creative spirit. She has a special interest in those who long to overcome self-doubt and write more freely. In reaction to 9/11, she created Write From the Heart Creative Writing Workshops to share her belief that writing, without fear, has the power to console, 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 and caregivers at the Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; and the Penn State Cancer Institute at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania. She was named as a collaborator in the Penn State Cancer Institute medical study, "The Effect of Creative Writing In the Mood of Patients with Cancer", recently published in the British Medical Journal of Support and Palliative Care.