Melissa Valentine — Contemporary Writers Series

Literary Event

Friday, March 5, 2021, 5 – 6pm PST
Mills College Sponsored Online Event

Melissa Valentine — Contemporary Writers Series

Presented by the Contemporary Writers Series through the Creative Writing and Literature program at Mills College. 

This online event is free and open to the public.
Registration required. Broadcast link will be provided on the day of the event.

Melissa Valentine is an award-winning writer from Oakland, CA whose work explores themes of race, trauma, and healing. Her debut memoir, The Names of All the Flowers, was the 2019 winner of the Louise Meriwether First Book Prize. She is a 2020 artist fellow of the New York Foundation for the Arts in Nonfiction Literature. Melissa has also been a fellow at the San Francisco Writers Grotto. Her writing has appeared in New York Magazine, Guernica, Jezebel, and Apogee among others. She is a Visiting Professor at University of California at Santa Cruz.