Meggen Lyon has taught creative writing workshops for people aged
7 to 70. She has served as
Artist-in-Residence at Dreams Wilmington, a nonprofit arts education center for
at-risk youth in Wilmington, NC. She
also leads writing workshops for children enrolled in school-age programs at
the Asheville Jewish Community Center.
Her student-centered workshops have included poetry, multi-genre, mixed
media, and collaborative performance projects.
Meggen earned her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of
North Carolina at Wilmington, and her BA in English from Michigan State
University, where she was an Honors College member. She taught a wide range of writing courses in
the English and Creative Writing departments at UNCW, and at Cape Fear
Community College. In 2002, she received
a UNCW Graduate Teaching Excellence Award.
Meggen has been a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative
Arts, and a finalist for the N.C. Arts Council-sponsored residency at Headlands
Center for the Arts. She was a member of
Brawdeville, a women’s performance art troupe based in Wilmington, where she
wrote and performed poems, songs, and skits.
Her poems have appeared in The
Journal, The Kerf, Potomac Review, Elixir, and Show and Tell:
Writers on Writing. She is currently
an online writing consultant, and a researcher and contributing writer for a
commissioned biography of character actor Pat Hingle.