School Visits


Melissa Hart offers a variety of programs for students interested in science and/or writing. Download her informational brochure here.


"Melissa Hart's presentation is fun and engaging for both children and adults. Her knowledge of raptors and owls is impressive and her enthusiasm is infectious. The addition of an owl pellet dissection to her book reading makes for an exciting, hands-on author event."
-Mary Gold, Author Event Coordinator, Grassroots Books


"Melissa is an enthusiastic and dynamic presenter.  Her passion for owls and other birds of prey is contagious.  My students were engaged throughout the presentation, not only asking questions about birds of prey, but also many questions about being an author.  Melissa shared some motivational writing tips, and now my students are begging me to write."
- Debbie Knapp, Two Rivers Elementary School




So You Want to Be a Writer...



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All rights reserved.

Willamette Writers' Conference Attendees:


           Crafting the Gift of Memoir                           

My article, "Head Start: Magazines and Literary Journals that Publish Young Writers"


Diversity in MG/YA Literature Link

My article on "We Need Diverse Books"


The Art of the Magazine Essay

My webinar "How to Write & Sell a Personal Essay"

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Author Appearances

(For a complete list of past author appearances, please visit Melissa's LinkedIn profile.)


March 7-10, 2018

"Disability in Children's Literature: Not an Anomaly; an Imperative"--AWP Conference, Tampa, FL.


February 15-18, 2018

San Francisco Writers' Conference

San Francisco, CA


October 7, 2017

Oregon Council of Teachers of English Fall Conference

Wilsonville, OR


October 8, 2017

"Trailers, Tweets, and Snapshots: Social Media Outreach to Ensure a Robust Audience" for PNBA Fall Tradeshow

Portland, OR


August 4-5, 2017

Willamette Writers Conference

Portland, OR.


June 27, 2 PM EST

Shaping and Structuring a Memoir

‚ÄčWebinar for The Writer Magazine


April 19-May 24, 2017

"Mapping Your Memoir" workshop

Wordcrafters in Eugene, OR

Wednesdays, 6-8 PM