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Renee Melchert Thorpe

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Email: reneethorpe@hotmail.com

Also a visual artist in her own right, Thorpe was raised in California in a family led
by ceramicist, teacher, and arts administrator Jim Melchert.

She first developed her writing skills as a human rights activist, and graduated with
First Honors from the University of Hong Kong with Bachelors degrees in Fine Arts
and English Literature.

She has published many short stories and travel articles in Hong Kong, and is
currently based in Bali.

Thorpe was a volunteer in the founding HK Literary Festival (Standard Chartered
Hong Kong International Literary Festival 2001), is a founding volunteer for the Ubud
Wrters and Readers Festival from 2003 to the present, and co-wrires a year-round
column for the Bali Advertiser on the topic of writers.

She tutors students on essay writing and advises on US university application
processes, teaches Applied Scholastics study skills, and is writing a novel about
Macau.

Interests: Travel, collecting art, SCUBA diving.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes