About

About

Dream Keepers Creative Writing Workshop unites parents, teachers, and professional writers-in-residence to teach youth how they can transform their lives and their communities through writing. Dream Keepers opens up quiet, safe spaces for young people to read and write and provides them with an online venue for sharing their work. 

Moving Forward
Our dream is to teach our writing process to teachers, authors, and parents so that you can start a Dream Keeper group in your school, library, or church. (Wouldn't it be great to have a Dream Keeper group in every library?) Keep checking on this space for more information about the Dream Keeper participant and facilitator handbook, now in progress, and becoming certified Dream Keeper facilitator.


About the Founder
Write Now! Coach Rochelle Melander is an author, speaker and professional coach. She is the author of nine commercially published books, hundreds of articles and many educational resources, including Write-A-Thon: Write Your Book in 26 Days and Live to Tell About It. As a Coach-U trained and certified professional coach, Rochelle teaches professionals how to write good books fast, use writing to achieve their goals, navigate the publishing world, and get published.
     Rochelle Melander graduated Magna Cum Laude from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, with majors in Theater Arts and Religion. Melander earned two master's degrees from Philadelphia Seminary—in theology and New Testament and Greek and was named the Robertson Fellow. Melander is a certified graduate of Coach-U and holds a certificate of study from The Center for Family Process, where she studied with therapist and author, Rabbi Edwin Friedman. She is a graduate of the National Writing Project Summer Writing Institute and in 2006 was awarded a writing fellowship by the Louisville Institute. Rochelle Melander is a member of the International Coach Federation and the American Society for Journalists and Authors.
     Rochelle founded Dream Keepers in 2006. She is available to teach at your school as writer-in-residence or to talk about the Dream Keeper process with your faculty or group. Email her or visit her online at Write Now! Coach.