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First Name Melanie
Last Name Marttila
Member Since March 4, 2007
City Sudbury
State Ontario
Country Canada
Pen Name
Branch Affiliation Member at Large (no branch affiliation)
Website https://melaniemarttila.ca/
Twitter https://twitter.com/MelanieMarttila
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/melanie.marttila
Bio Melanie Marttila has been writing since 1978, published since 1994, a Master of English Literature and Creative Writing since 1999, a member of the Canadian Authors Association since 2007, and a CAA board member since 2019. Her poetry has been published in small press anthologies, collaborative collections, and magazines such as Polar Borealis (2020). Her short fiction has appeared in Bastion Science Fiction (2014), On Spec (2014), and Sudbury Ink (2016). Melanie writes the semi-regular column, Speculations for DIY MFA. She lives and writes in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada in the house in which three generations of her family have lived, on the street that bears her family name.
Publications Poem: "relativity speaking." Polar Borealis #14. Online. Semi-regular column: Speculations. DIY MFA. 2016 to present. Online. Poem: “this winter sky.” The Sudbury Street Poetry Project, 2017. Short Stories: “Cicadas,” and “Molly Finder.” Sudbury Ink: A Sudbury Writers’ Guild Anthology. Sudbury Writers’ Guild, 2016. ISBN: 978-0-9952851-0-1. pp 40-44, 116-126. Short Story: “Downtime.” On Spec. Fall 2014. #98 vol. 26, no. 3. pp 73-86. Short Story: “The Broken Places.” Bastion Science Fiction Magazine. June 2014. pp 49-54. Poems: “infant crawls,” “peregrine,” and “contain you.” Sulphur IV: Laurentian University’s Literary Journal. The English Arts Society and The Lambda. April 2014. ISSN
Other Memberships SF Canada CSFFA Sudbury Writers' Guild
Genres Fantasy & Science Fiction, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Short Stories, Speculative
Available For Readings, Presentations, Workshops, Book Club Meetings, Speaking Engagements