Arizona Storytellers: Melissa Dunmore

Published: Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 9:10am
Updated: Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 10:13am
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Melissa Dunmore shares her story at the 9pm showing of the Love and Heartbreak storytelling event on February 10, 2016, at Changing Hands Bookstore in Phoenix. Dunmore is a Community Development Specialist at Southwest Human Development.

KJZZ is partnering with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers project on the radio. Storytellers in Phoenix share their stories at live events in town. Some of the stories are about living here, some are not.

Several years ago, Melissa Dunmore enrolled in an intensive Farsi language class and Persian club at ASU. One night after Persian club, her boyfriend didn’t pick her up as promised. When her calls went unanswered, she took a cab home and found her boyfriend passed out on the couch with an empty liquor bottle on the floor. Since she was locked out of the house, Melissa crawled over the backyard wall.

Melissa Dunmore is a community development specialist at Southwest Human Development.

The next storytelling event is Today, Oct. 27, at Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.

To learn more about the Arizona Storytellers project or how to tell your own story, visit

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