Shut Up & Write

Melissa Bell-Pitts

Melissa Bell-Pitts writes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and lives in Lexington, KY. Her fiction has appeared in the anthology New Growth: Recent Kentucky Writings, Limestone and other journals. Her nonfiction appeared in I to I: Life Writing by Kentucky Feminists. Her fiction and poetry were selected as finalists in the Next Great Writer’s Contest and her nonfiction was a finalist in the Betty Gabehart Prize from the Kentucky Women Writers Conference. She has a Master’s degree in fine arts from Vermont College and a Master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Kentucky.


  • Venue:
    Scott County Public Library
  • Time:
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Meets On:
        Monday, October 23
  • Address:
    104 S. Bradford Lane
    Georgetown, KY,
  • Cost:
    FREE

With Melissa Bell-Pitts.

This class takes place at the Scott County Public library; call 502-863-3566 to register.

Do you have a novel, nonfiction book or article inside you? A half-baked research idea or screenplay to flesh out (on real or virtual paper)? Sometimes the hardest part about any writing project is simply beginning. And for some of us, beginning alone is enough to shut down all of our creative urges. Join us in the First Draft Series and we will collectively tackle fear and procrastination and “begin already.” We will use writing prompts and exercises to help jumpstart your creativity and bring your ideas or project one step closer to fruition.