Melanie Pappadis Faranello

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Professional Experience


University of Chicago, 
Graham School of General Studies, The Writer's Studio, Novel Writing for Adults

Roosevelt University, Chicago, Composition, Reading, Writing

American Academy of Art, Chicago, Literature, Composition, Research, MFA, Artists in Literature 

International Academy of Design and Technology, Chicago, Composition

Katharine Gibbs College, NYC, Literature, Composition, Writing

Goodwin College, CT, Reading and Writing

                       ESL & INTERNATIONAL  


Parsons School of Design, NYC, ESL

MacCormac College, Chicago, ESL

CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS INTERAMERICANOS, Cuenca, ECUADOR, EFL, Cross-Cultural Literature, Writing


                         FICTION AND POETRY WORKSHOPS 

Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford, CT, 2016-present, Hartford Young Writers & Word Up Teens; community mural projects -poetry

Hartford Performs, Hartford Public Schools, 2018- present, creative writing workshops 

CT Office of the Arts, Directory of Teaching Artists/ CT Center for Nonviolence- certification in Kingian Principles of Nonviolence for teaching artists

JCC of Greater Hartford, West Hartford, CT 2016, fiction workshops 

Kingswood Oxford Summer Camp, West Hartford, CT, 2017, middle school creative writing camp

The Mark Twain House Writing Program, Hartford, CT, 2013/15, short story writing; fiction writing

Connecticut Humanities Council Grants: YWCA, “Words in Motion: A Creative Writing and Yoga Workshop for Teen Girls”, Hartford, CT, 2014, Girlcott Sponsor 

Senior Voices: Poetry and Yoga Workshop for Seniors, FEDERATION SQUARE RESIDENCE, West Hartford, CT, 2013

StoryStudio Chicago, Chicago, IL.2007-2010, short story, fiction workshops for adults

Gallery 37 After School Matters: “WORDS 37”, Manley High School, Chicago, IL

NYC Parks, Arts Enhanced After School Programs

Poetry Center of Chicago: “Hands on Stanza’s” Program

                  EDITORIAL + CURITORIAL

Sunday Salon Chicago: Founder of Chicago's monthly reading series, Co-curator/host: 2006-2009

Syllable Reading Series: co-curater reading series, Hartford, CT

Make Magazine; a Chicago Literary Magazine, Fiction Reader


Greater Hartford Arts Council, Artist Advisory Committee Member

CT Directory of Teaching Artists

Artist Hub CT, Ct Office of the Arts/Odd Fellows 

Narrative 4 Story Exchange Trained Facilitator

The Pollination Project, Grantee Community

Creative Community Fellows, National Arts Strategies 2019 New England Cohort

Fractured Atlas, fiscal sponsor

Work_Space Manchester, gallery artist participant

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