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As art and exercise, The Writer’s Group with Shanna is both engaging and challenging. The sense of community shared, icing on the cake. At the table, with many minds, amidst art and light, writing happens. All are better for the experience. All is because of one person, Shanna Tanika Melton and her guidance. For over 2 decades, she has been running writer’s groups and helping others work their art.

Shanna is Teacher, Sherpa, Leader, Inspiration and wealth of knowledge and art.

- j roots

Being part of Shanna's Writer's Group for the last several years has been and continues to be a life changing experience. Shanna brings a unique perspective, unique questions, and unique ways of approaching writing.  I've never found this before or since.  

-Angela Capinera


The Writer's Group
Created & Presented by Shanna T. Melton

The Writer’s Group is a gathering of creative thinkers brought together to create new work.  It was born out of a need for a creative writing community and has blossomed into a magnificent one with exceptional writers in the mix.  Everything is discussed from writing techniques to life stories and we honor everyone’s experience by listening.  We use prompts, art, discussion and other tools to motivate the writing process.  Participation is required but sharing and feedback is optional. 

This allows for the writer to worry less about having to hinder what they write and more about releasing their ideas.

People normally want to share and accept theconstructive feedback offered by other writers,

however, their choice to decline the opportunity is always respected.


Shanna T. Melton of www.PoeticSoulArts.net guides the group and encourages a constructive space for new writing to develop.  Shanna has built a career as a Poet, Painter and Art Consultant for the past twenty years. 

Working and performing from Georgia through Canada while calling Connecticut home.  As Founder of

Lyrical Voices Night of Poetry & Arts, Shanna has provided a stage for artists to share poetry, music

and visual art.  The Writer’s Group is a workshop she created where the work can be done

and writers can support one another in the creative process.


The Writer’s Group includes people of all skill levels, genders, nationalities, ages and life experience.  This allows for very unique perspectives and life lessons.  Many people write for business but some do not associate writing with leisure or self care. 

This is an opportunity for participants to release creative energy they may not tap into for various reasons

from a busy lifestyle to just not realizing the usefulness of creating for leisure. 


Shanna can present this creative experience to venues in your community through guiding groups and

connecting participants with existing group members. This is a great way to encourage creative writing,

experiencing the creative process of other writers while enhancing the individual process and creating dialogue around writing ideas.  Shanna has presented this workshop in all venues including a café, after school

programs, mental health centers and twice monthly at City Lights Gallery, Bridgeport, CT. 

It is well received and supported by all who attend. 


You can learn more about Shanna Melton and her work by visiting www.PoeticSoulArts.net

If you areinterested in bringing The Writer’s Group to your community,

please email: shatamel@gmail.com for dates and booking rates. 

We would love to bring this experience to members of your community!

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4 Year City Lights Gallery Anniversary Celebration of The Writer's Group with Shanna Melto
The Writer's Group at New Canaan Library

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