Mel is from Llansteffan, Wales and is a frequent visitor to the Welsh island of Bardsey. Her poetry and short stories inspired by the land and builtscapes she enjoys appear in a range publications, including Two Thirds North from Stockholm University.
She is a regular performer at spoken word events, was a member of the International Yeats Literary Residency in Tranås, Sweden, 2015. In 2016 Mel collaborated with the Carmarthen Symphonic Wind Band to perform her Bardsey poetry to music composed by Chris Potter, the band’s MD. She is now working on a Scandinavian inspired suite.
In addition to studying for the MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes Mel is currently delivering writing workshops on-line and face to face for young people in Sweden through Coracle Europe and Kultivera. She is particularly keen for people to find their personal voice through language arts and performing their own work.