Bio & Contact


Melissa Sawatsky’s work has appeared in Room Magazine, Poetry is Dead, The Maynard, NorthwordSad Mag, and Rhubarb, among others. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and is currently working on her first book of poetry and a creative non-fiction manuscript.

Melissa currently lives in Smithers, BC where she works at the Smithers Public Library and the Bulkley Valley Research Centre. She also serves as a board member for the BV Community Arts Council and facilitates creative writing workshops for teens. In other news, she worships the art of dance (call her a professional audience member and an amateur dancer).