Melinda Noack is a writer based in Oakland. Her work has appeared in Monday Night Lit, Dream Pop Press, sPARKLE & bLINK, Zinesboro, Oatmeal Magazine, and Two Lines Press. She has been a featured reader at Nomadic Press and Liminal.
Noack graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UC Berkeley with a degree in English and minor in Russian Language, Literature, and Culture. She has a background in book and magazine publishing, and currently writes for an affordable housing nonprofit in San Francisco.
In addition to writing, Noack helped create Lacuna, the “world’s most public library,” for the Bay Area Book Festival, co-coordinates local writing group, If I Told Napoleon, curates the occasional reading, and reads fiction submissions for The Rumpus.