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​​​Author School and Library Visits


Melissa Hart offers school and library author visits that invite participants along on her journey to becoming a professional author, and inspire writers of all ages to start publishing now. 


"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,   asking questions about birds of prey and about being an author. Melissa shared  motivational writing tips, and  now my students are begging me to write."
- Debbie Knapp, Two Rivers Elementary School






Author Appearances

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


March 30, 2019

"Walk in their Shoes: Children's and Young Adult Novels to Cultivate Empathy" with Carrie Mac, Brian Tashima, and Carmen T. Bernier-Grande

AWP Conference

Portland, OR


November 17, 2018

Audubon Society of Portland Wild Arts Festival

Portland, OR


​August 9, 2018

"How to Create Dynamic, Complex Characters in Children's and Young Adult Fiction." 

Eugene Kid Lit

​Eugene, OR​​


July 14, 2018

Mentor at SCBWI Great Critique

Portland, OR


March 7-10, 2018

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


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

Webinar for The Writer Magazine