July 19, 2020

In October of 2019, I was able to see Mlima’s Tale by Lynn Nottage and it was one of the most inspiring and heartbreaking shows that I’ve ever experienced.  It was inspiring because I have created two productions of The MAAFA Experience and it really gave me a love of...

January 31, 2019

The Writer’s Group first took place at M’bellish Cafe. A loving space run with the kindness of Carline and Eddie Perez. They heard my idea and made space for it. People who make space for your ideas are important as the idea itself. There were soft pink and white roses...

February 13, 2018

We wrote Letters to Love during our February 10, 2018 gathering of The Writer's Group.  I brought prompts into the group and beautiful declarations of appreciation, disappointments, visions and more were poured into this feeling.  We told love just some of the things t...

January 22, 2018

                                                        "Her Dragons Fly" by Shanna T. Melton

Transformation has been one of the b...

July 20, 2017

“Will you paint a portrait of me?” I always ask for an image before I agree to do a portrait because I can usually tell immediately upon sight whether or not I can paint someone. The ability to paint a portrait is partially about technique but mostly about spirit. It's...

September 2, 2016

Hey Now!

I am currently taking an Elizabeth Gilbert's Creativity Workshop online.  It was suggested that we share our notebook entries with our peers to seek inspiration from their thoughts and creative ambitions.  I am sharing it on my website and in the workshop group...

September 1, 2016

             Shanna Melton sharing poetry at The 3rd Annual Writer's Weekend at The Mark Twain House

Hello Everyone,

The 5th Annual Writer's Weekend at The Mark Twain House is approaching from September 23rd-25th 2016! I attended the Third A...

May 26, 2016

“I've always loved poetry, but it wasn't until I’ve gotten to know you that it became something real”. This was such a great compliment because I understood exactly what she meant. It is one experience to love something. It is another when you love it and discover that...