I’m passionate about inclusion and storytelling. When not gainfully employed to facilitate the former I indulge in the latter.

My poetry has been published online on I am not a silent poetin print within the collection A Page to Remember (Doodlerat Publishing) and in the upcoming first edition of Best Practice zine. Substitution was placed on the longlist of the Fish Publishing International Poetry Contest 2015. At midnight was highly commended in the Awakenings competition on Poem Pigeon.

More recently, my prose poem Bottling was published within the online literary journal 100 Word Story.

I’m delighted that my words have also been included in a number of community arts projects. My short play Suitcase Packed With Whispers was performed behind Door 18 of the Folkestone Living Advent Calendar Festival 2015.This site specific piece reflects on the impact of the Tontine Street bombing during WW1 on local residents.

My words and visuals were also incorporated into a beautiful short film called The Weathertime Project (Dover Arts Development), a collaboration of 20+ artists based in both Folkestone and Calais which came to fruition in 2016. The film was shown on DFSF ferries through the summer of 2016.

May 2017 was a real highlight as I worked with The Sick of The Fringe team to produce Diagnoses at the Normal? Festival of the Brain.

Thanks for visiting.




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  1. Hi Melissa,

    I saw your 100 word story that you had entered for the latest photo story prompt on the 100 Word Story site (the picture of the frozen road and the frozen fields). I thought it was poignant and evocative and I’d like to publish it in A Quiet Courage literary journal (https://aquietcourage.wordpress.com/) if 100 Word Story doesn’t end up picking it as the prompt winner for this month. Let me know if you’d be interested (no need to reply here, you can email me privately at the email address that was submitted with this comment), and we can communicate further.


    Clara Ray Rusinek Klein
    Founder and Editor in Chief
    A Quiet Courage


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