"In this time of isolation and contemplating, I give thanks every day for you, and how you showed me where my words, like so many fireflies, were hiding."

Cherie S., student for 14 years, Women's Workshops


"Write From the Heart has been a lifeline for me.”

D. Vivian, cancer patient


Melissa’s work is such a gift to us all those fortunate enough to spend time with her, especially in this difficult time. It is an honor to support the light she brings to our world.!”

Joanne C., cancer patient


“Write From the Heart saved me. It changed my life and got me heading back in the right direction again. We need this program now more than ever.”

Sara C., student for 16 years, Women's Workshops 

“[Melissa] creates the environment then reaches down inside you and grabs something wonderful you didn’t know you had.”

Jay S., student, Men's Workshops

“The cancer writing workshop is one of my lifesavers. I’m so lucky to be a part of it.”

Daniel E., caregiver to a cancer patient

Melissa just must continue her wonderful work helping others to heal through expressing themselves through writing. God bless!

April N., parent


“I feel like I’ve uncovered a hidden gem of Lancaster by finding this class!”

Sarah F., student - Women's Workshops

“You help me deal with the twists, turns, and trauma life seems to hold for each of us. Cancer, caregiving, PTSD, and grief have all hidden along my path and writing keeps them all at bay. Thank you for coming into my life when you did.”

Jay S., cancer patient


“Melissa’s classes are about more than just writing - they are life validation.”

Joe A., student, Men's Workshops


“Melissa has been a SEE seminar partner with IU13 for several years, and she does amazing work with students. She empowers young writers to find their voice in a way that feeds them academically and emotionally. She is an exceptional listener and models what she teaches…writing, right along with the students!  I am always in awe of the writing they produce under her gentle, non-judgmental guidance.“

Janice Estabrook, Coordinator of Gifted and Enrichment Services, Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Educational Unit 13, Lancaster, PA




Inspiring and supporting the creative spirit...Since 2001.
Lancaster County, PA | Melissa@WriteFromTheHeart.us | (717) 393-4713

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