Writing with Sensory Details

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:
        Wednesday, February 6
  • Address:
    104 S. Bradford Lane
    Georgetown, KY, 40324
  • Cost:
    FREE

With Melissa Bell-Pitts.

“The artist brain is the sensory brain: sight and sound, smell and taste, touch; these are the elements of magic and magic is the elemental stuff of art,” writes Julia Cameron in The Artist’s Way . We will closely examine passages by authors who bring the magic to their prose and poetry and do in-class exercises to bring the senses to life in your own writing. Led by Melissa Bell-Pitts, whose works have been selected as finalists in the Next Great Writer Contest and the Kentucky Women Writers Conference’s Betty Gabehart Prize. [ALL LEVELS] [NEW!] [ONE-TIME]

This class takes place at the Scott County Public Library, 104 S. Bradford Lane, Georgetown.

To register, call 502-863-3566.