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melissa f. kaelin

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Melissa F. Kaelin

A writer, painter and photographer, I write poetry, creative nonfiction and fiction.

“I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me.  Continue reading

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A Performing Debut
In 2019, I’m thrilled to make my debut as an author who performs for a public audience!

A year of literary adventures launches on May 18, 2019, when I read my work with Fiction 440 at the East Lansing Art Festival in Michigan. Readings continue into the month, with more events to come!

Interested in attending?
Get updates: News & Events

Or RSVP to the ever-changing tour page: The Celestial Lit Tour

After trying my hand at short-form fiction, I’m getting the hang of it! My first short story about the Milky Way was published in 2018. Check out these others:

  • Relic in a Bottle,” magical realism about a museum
  • “The Cellist,” literary fiction
  • BlackJack: The Dawn of Dark Pollution,” speculative fiction
  • “Seeing Orange,” literary fiction
  • “The Prisoner,” literary fiction
  • “Wishing on the Clock,” magical realism

Get more details about my short stories!

It’s time.

I’m excited to share that I am relaunching my blog! This time, the writing will explore new topics, relate new adventures, and even offer creative advice. I’m eager to see where the creative expression will lead!

Take a peek at the first new post:

Swaying in Sea Change

About the Author

The First Five

In 2016, I started writing short stories as a way to study the writing craft and tap into more creativity. Take a look at what’s shaping up to be the first five!

Continue reading “The First Five”

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“Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”
Gloria Steinem

Art & Writing

Wonders of the night and rare phenomena have inspired a lot of my creative writing. These pieces feature elements of the night:

Get more writing!

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“Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.”
— Jamie Paolinetti

On Writing

After submitting to a gallery, I’m excited to share that several of my paintings were selected for exhibition and publication!

To see more of my artwork, visit KaelinArt.com/Art.

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