Workshops and individual consultations are currently available in the San Francisco Bay Area

I have just moved back to the Bay after being gone for 6 years and its good to be back! I’m currently available for any poetry related consultations for up to 10 people at a time. If you are interested or know of someone who is interested in both writing and performing this poetry, please contact me at melissarose_knows@ for prices and additional information!

End of PCC class, check in and updates

My final class at Portland Community College was last night and it was a wonderful show full of some great work that I am so proud to have seen. My students were some of the most eager and excited people and I truly appreciate all their enthusiasm and hard work that was put in to constructing their beautiful poems. Teaching the class was a great experience for me as a facilitator and really helped me learn and grow. There are many things I would do differently, but I am glad for the experience and proud that I was able to pull it off.

For the future, I will be continuing to teach classes and workshops using the basic format I used in this class, and continuing to modify it in order to work with different groups of people. My dream is to have multiple workshops aimed at conflict resolution, adolescent girls, and trauma survivors, although having a general class again is something I would love to do.

Next week I embark on a new adventure in moving back to California. I hope this change brings about continued abundance and further my abilities as an instructor and poetry professor.

In other news, I am still working on creating some new YouTube videos for some of my own poetry, as well as starting my “poets I love” series (which will begin in April) so stay tuned!