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Melissa Rose


Marylhurst University

B.A. in Transformative Language and Performing Arts

Concentrations in Art Therapy, Creative Writing, Process Therapy, Drama Therapy and Psychology



1999-2001 Playwriting, Acting, Theatre Tech; The Palo Alto Children's Theatre

2005 Slam Poetry Workshop Leader; Gunn High School

2001-2017 Playwriting Consultant; Freelance

2004-2016 Writing/Public Performance Coaching; Freelance

2011  Intern; Well Arts Institute, Portland

2014 Script Writer;

2014 Spoken Word Instructor; Portland Community College

2015-2017 Executive Director/Teaching Artist; Siren


2001 Young Playwright's Project; Theatre Works/Mountain View Center of Performing Arts

2004, 2005, 2006, 2014 National Poetry Slam Team Memeber and Coach; The Palo Alto Poetry Slam

2005 Featured Performer; Artists Against Rape Showcase, San Francisco

2006 LitJar Magazine

2010 Featured Poet; German National Poetry Slam, Bochum

2011 Spoken World Grant; American Embassy, Berlin

2013 Where Are You Press Chapbook Finalist

2013 Write Bloody Publishing Finalist

2013, 2014 Indiefeed Podcast

2014 Group Piece Finalist; National Poetry Slam, Oakland

2014, 2015 Broken Image Magazine

2015 Finalist; Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival

2016 Wicked Banshee Press

2016 Guide to Kulchur Creative Journal

2016 Voicemail Poems

2018 Not My President: An Anthology of Dissent, Thoughtcrime Press



Transformative Language Arts-TLA Network

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