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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
Sacred Heart University (in progress)
M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling 

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
2020 Winner, Best Play, Downtown Urban Arts Festival
2023 Literature Today


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