Melanie Bell

Author, Writing Coach, Workshop Leader

Tag: literary

“All About Writing” Author Panel Friday, October 13

The world of writing and publishing is changing every day. From the rise of self-publishing to movements for more diverse books, the writing world is full of unprecedented opportunities… and a lot for writers to think about.

This Friday, I’ll be joining four other authors on an “All About Writing” panel to discuss the nitty-gritty details of 2017’s literary landscape. If you’re interested in writing (or just in reading and listening), I’d love to have you join us for this live online event!

What will we be talking about? Everything related to the writing process, from writing routines to editing to publication strategies. There will be a book giveaway and opportunities for listeners to ask the authors questions. I’ll share the story of how my book The Modern Enneagram came to be, and how self-publishing and traditional publishing can work collaboratively rather than competitively.

Click here to listen this Friday at 11am PST / 7pm GMT:

I can’t wait to see you there!

Quiet Lightning Reading Jan 2

I’ll be ringing in 2017 in style, joining a group of amazing writers to read here in San Francisco. Quiet Lightning is a monthly literary event that works like a mixtape: seamlessly interwoven texts, no banter, and unique locations. They also have a neat magazine called sparkle + blink that features the writing chosen that month, with issues given out to the first 100 attendees and accessible online. This issue will feature art by Nancy Calef. The next reading will take place January 2nd, starting at 4:30pm, on the steps of Montgomery BART Station during rush hour. I expect we’ll be some commuters’ entertainment. Check out the full lineup here!

Thank you to Kate Folk and Evan Karp for inviting me to read my poem “Mothernever.” I’m honored to be part of this event, and look forward to seeing some of you there!


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