Melissa Grunow


Writing Toward Discovery: Turning Experiences into Narrative

Six-week online course and writing workshop

July 24-September 2, 2017

Registration information coming soon!


This workshop will enable participants to draw from life experiences to craft stories (fiction or memoir) that aim to discover an understanding of the human condition and connect the personal to the universal. Topics covered will include conflict lock, emotional truth, voice, credibility, and creating tension and urgency. Methods can be adapted for novice and advanced writers who want to strengthen their craft. Writing assignments will be due weekly, and feedback will be provided by both instructor and peers.

Hosted by the Story Circle Network, this course is for women only.

Want to book Melissa for an event? Contact me!

Melissa Grunow

​​Literary Delights, A Women Authors' Luncheon

May 20, 2017

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Charlevoix Public Library

220 Clinton St, Charlevoix, MI

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Literary Delights, hosted by Zonta Club of Charlevoix, will feature two  notable women authors: Melissa Grunow and Amy S. Hansen. Copies of their books will be available for purchase and signing.

All proceeds from Zonta’s Literary Delights go to directly support projects which advance the status of women locally, nationally, and internationally, including Zonta’s Sights on Success event—a free, day-long program offered to local middle school girls to build teamwork, self-esteem and confidence.

Tickets are $40 per person, and include a  luncheon, silent auction, and gift basket raffle drawings.
Reservations for the event are required. For more information and/or to purchase tickets, contact Linda DeGrow, (231) 547-4109, or any Zonta Club member.

Detroit Festival of Books

July 16, 2017

12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Eastern Market Shed 5

2934 Russell St. 

Detroit, MI

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The Detroit Festival of Books (aka: the Detroit Bookfest) is a goodwill effort to help generate a deeper love and appreciation of books in the Greater Detroit community.

Free and open to the public! Come visit the Detroit Working Writers table inside Shed 5. 

Detroit Working Writers Annual Conference

September 19, 2017

Troy, MI


Save the Date! More information coming soon!

Amy S. Hansen

Melissa Grunow

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