Melissa Grunow

Meet Melissa Grunow, author of Realizing River City.

Melissa Grunow’s writing has appeared in Creative Nonfiction, River Teeth, New Plains Review, Blue Lyra Review, Temenos, and Yemassee, among many others.

An award-winning writer, Melissa was a semi-finalist for the 2015 DISQUIET International Literary Lisbon Writing Program in Portugal and a two-time recipient of the Detroit Working Writers creative nonfiction prize.

Melissa holds a Bachelor of Science in English-creative writing and journalism from Central Michigan University, a Master of Arts in English from New Mexico State University, and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing with distinction from National University.

She lives and writes in Detroit, Michigan. Realizing River City is her first book. Visit her website at

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