Digital content strategist, podcaster, and recently repatriated New Orleans East die-hard Melanie Dione penned her first manifesto at six years old. Her work has been published in TENDER: A Literary Anthology and Book of Spells: Evidence, Very Local, and featured at The Frick and in Bricolage Theatre’s Wordplay series in Pittsburgh, PA. She is writing her first novel under her two year-old calico Arya’s strict supervision.