“Great advertising IS poetry.
Concisely written. Perfect imagery. Evocative.”
Content Marketing. Social Media Strategist. SEO for Small Business.
Triathlete. e-Publisher. Community builder. Writer. Poet. Speaker.
With a career that spans travel, technology, advertising, and social media, Melissa can’t remember a time when she wasn’t writing. In 2012, Melissa founded Women Writers of the Triad, a support and educational group for local women writers, along with founding the online writing and photography project, 20 Lines a Day, an online community blog for writers, artists and photographers that began as a personal antidote to writers’ block and now has more than 50 resident members. Her passions are life, writing, and nurturing the passions of others.
“I am truly inspired by Melissa to keep writing and inhaling the world to exhale it expressed.” — Pamela Allard, Tanzania
“I think that it is great that you take the time to put this together and to encourage the movement of art in a variety of forms … The experience is proving to be both motivational and inspirational.” –Jamie Hoffman
“I write, edit, trod the boards whenever possible, and am passionately committed to leaving the world a better place than I found it.” – Melissa I. Hassard
Founder, The 20 Lines Community of Writers and Photographers
Founder, Women Writers of the Triad
Co-Organizer, Triad Poetry Meetup