Welcome to the schedule of the 2015 Massachusetts Poetry Festival, happening May 1-3 in the beautiful and historic town of Salem! 

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Melissa Varnavas

Poet. Yeah, that's right. I've had poems published in The New Guard, Margie, Oberon, Blast Furnace, among other journals. I have a couple of New England Press Association, a couple of Massachusetts Press Association awards, and one on investigative journalism from the Specialized Information Publishers Association... Was editor of the Beverly Citizen newspaper, freelancer for Lawrence Eagle Tribune, Danvers Herald, Boston Now...Currently working in healthcare publishing, editing books, newsletters, online media, as the Associate Director for the 5,000-plus membership of the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists.