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|Member Since||March 4, 2007|
|Branch Affiliation||Member at Large (no branch affiliation)|
|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|