Lansing's Creative Community: Writer, Melissa F. Kaelin

Melissa F. Kaelin is a writer, painter and photographer residing in Lansing, Michigan. She holds a B.A. in Journalism from Miami University. Her writing has been published in the Aurorean, Still Point Arts Quarterly and The Wild Word, as well as many nonfiction publications including City Pages, Minnesota Monthly and MSU Today. In 2016, she self-published “Hope in the Hoarfrost,” a collection of poetry illustrated with her photographs. She founded a fiction critique group called the Grand River Writers Guild. Inspired by the night sky, she is also a co-founder of the Aurora Summit.

Medium of Choice

Writing Fiction

Do you remember the moment you wanted to make art? If so, describe it. Or just tell us how long you've been doing what you do.

I wrote my first story about a pet turtle that our family adopted when I was 7 years old, and I've been writing ever since!

Where do you find inspiration?

I find inspiration everywhere I look, but especially in nature and the night sky.

Where can we find your work (website, social, etc)?

Website: | Facebook: Melissa F. Kaelin Art | Instagram/Twitter: @mfkaelin

Where can we find YOU (Events, virtual gatherings, etc)?

Fiction 440, The Poetry Room, Grand River Writers Guild (a critique group)

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