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Elissa Joy Rashkin Edit Profile

Editor , writer

Elissa Joy Rashkin, American editor, writer. Recipient Grand Prize, Writing Competition, Writer's Digest magazine, 1998, First Place, Fiction Contest, Georgetown Review, 1995; Women Writers Fellow in Fiction, Literature Arts, Inc., 1998. Volunteer Portland Alliance (newspaper), 1996—1998, Northwest Film Center, Portland, 1996—1998; Member of Latin American Studies Association.

Background

Rashkin, Elissa Joy was born on March 24, 1968.

Education

Bachelor, Hunter College, 1989. Master of Arts, University Iowa, 1992. Doctor of Philosophy, University Iowa, 1997.

Career

Graduate instructor University Iowa, Iowa City, 1992—1994. Catalogue intern American Film Institute, Los Angeles, 1994—1994. Freelance journalist Portland, Oregon, 1995—1998.

Lecturer Portland State University, 1996—1998. Freelance grant writer Salem, since 2000. Associate editor The Full Deck (magazine), Carson, California, since 2002.

Secretary-treasurer Willamette Valley Reforestation, Inc., Molalla, Oregon, since 2000.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (book) Women Filmmakers in Mexico: The Country of Which We Dream, (novella) What We Do Is Secret, (poetry chapbook) Quincea±era, On Seeing Montgomery Clift Drunk As He Was. Contributor articles to journals, poetry to anthologies.

Membership

Volunteer Portland Alliance (newspaper), 1996—1998, Northwest Film Center, Portland, 1996—1998. Member of Latin American Studies Association.

Connections

Married Jose Islas; 1 child Xochikiauitl Islas-Rashkin.

spouse:
Jose Islas

child:
Xochikiauitl Islas-Rashkin