M. da Silveira Serpa's Profile
Melissa da Silveira Serpa earned her B.A. in English-Creative Writing with a minor in Linguistics from San Francisco State University. She serves on the executive committee of Litquake, San Francisco’s Literary Festival, is a Poetry Inside Out Instructor at The Center for the Art of Translation, and belongs to Presence/Presença, a community for North American writers of the Portuguese diaspora.
She received partial scholarships for the Key West Literary Seminar in 2008, and the DISQUIET: International Literary Program in Lisbon, Portugal in 2011, where she studied translation with Margarida Vale de Gato at the University of Lisbon. Most recently she took a class in mixed media with book artist Lisa Occhipinti, and attended a workshop at the Esalen Institute led by Cheryl Strayed, author of Dear Sugar on TheRumpus.net and the New York Times best-selling memoir, WILD...
- Born on June 27
- Joined April 8, 2012
napkins, the backs of receipts, brochures and just about any loose scrap of paper sufficient to jot down a thought while on the go, Buzz, my Royal Safari typewriter, my Macbook, composition books, old postcards, vintage stationery, Mod Podge, yellowed book pages, my bone folder