Melissa Webster is a Cape Town based  writer, story editor, and workshop leader.

She holds an MA in writing from Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and is a trained, AWA affiliated, workshop leader; and a full member of WGSA (Writers Guild of South Africa).

Her narrative fiction and non-fiction writing has appeared, or is upcoming, in Harper Palate (USA); Agape Review (USA); New Contrast (South Africa); Mail and Guardian (South Africa); Harare News (Zimbabwe); Outside In Literary Travel Magazine (USA); The Center Magazine (Zimbabwe); Up, Do: Anthology of Flash Fiction by Women Writers (USA) and Penn-Union (USA).

Her thesis work was recognised with an Outstanding Graduate Award, Johns Hopkins, (2011)
She received an honourable mention in New Millennium Writings creative non-fiction contest (2012)
Screenplay credits include the award winning Zimbabwean short film, Freestate.
Melissa served as script adjudicator for the WGSA Muse awards in 2021 and 2022.
She is working on her debut novel.

Melissa offers Craft-of-Writing workshops, and leads AWA method creative writing workshops.

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