Melaina Williams Melaina Williams is a writer, vocalist and actor born and raised in Inglewood, California. Melaina studied Creative Writing and Theatre at the University of Southern California. In 2008, Melaina was published in the poetry anthology, Write or Die by Hiram Sims & the Urban Poets. She is a member of the Community Literature Program based in Los Angeles. Melaina also mentors young writers through her Young Writers Creative Writing Workshops and provides guest poetry lectures for local high schools.