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Browse these pages to learn more about Melissa's workshops for teachers, students, and parents, her conferences, and her keynote addresses. You can also view Melissa's calendar of appearances to see where she is going and when she is available. Please email Victoria to find out more or to schedule a presentation.

Teacher Workshops

  • NEW! Dazzle Them With Digital
  • NEW! Melissa Forney's Reading Extravaganza
  • Razzle Dazzle Writing Workshop
  • Primary Pizzazz Workshop
  • Oh, the Words They'll Use! K-5
  • How to Score More Than Ever Before Without Calling 911 3-5
  • Abracadabra: Classroom Magic That Will Transform Reluctant, Struggling, or At-Risk Writers into Writing Superstars 2-5

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Student Workshops

  • Writing Roller Coaster 2-5
  • Young Authors Conference 2-5
  • Poetry Extravaganza 2-5

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Parent Workshops

  • Success for Your Child
  • Pieces of the Quilt
  • Reading Roller Coaster

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  • You Can Become a Children's Book Author!
  • Writing Roundup training to prepare for FCAT Writing and more!

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Keynote Speeches

  • To Shape a Life
  • Who Will Open the Door?
  • For This, I Read
  • Because of Miss Melman
  • Literacy Strategies for the New Millennium

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What's New?

Children’s Book Author Conference on January 16-17, 2016

You’ve always wanted to write a children’s book. You have a story to tell that you know children will love. Join author Melissa Forney, EdD, for an action-packed two days of writing workshop. She’ll teach you how to hone your writing and prepare it for publication, how to write a query letter, and how to locate the hottest topics. If you’re willing to do the hard work it takes to get published, this is the opportunity to help you on your way.

The cost for the two-day conference is $285.00 and includes light breakfasts, lunches, and unlimited beverages as well as all necessary materials. There are several hotels within 15-20 minutes of our location. Space is very, very limited.

It has been over a year since the last children’s authors conference, so don’t wait for another year to pass before publishing your children’s book. Get the ball rolling with this workshop. Sign-up now!!!

New Material!

Melissa is now offering educational materials on at her new store, Melissa Forney's Teacher Spectacular.

Materials include stimulus texts with writing examples, reader's theaters, reading texts, Paraphrase Pickles, Convention Carrots, Citing Celeries, Powerpoint Presentations, manipulatives, foldables, and FREE materials as well.





Dr. Melissa Forney is a nationally known educational and motivational speaker for teachers, administrators, and students. Her seminars, characterized by cutting-edge information and humorous stories, consistently receive the highest evaluations.

Now Available

Listen to "The 12 Steps Cowboy Style" song from her 2011 Summer Conference Series!

New Workshops Available!

Melissa has two new workshops -- find out more!