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playwright , Reporter

Michelle Bisson, American reporter, playwright. Recipient Mack award City University of New York, 1978, Blethen award Seattle Times, 1994. Member Society Professional Journalists (Feature Writing award 1995), Kappa Tau Alpha.

Background

Bisson, Michelle was born on October 20, 1956 in New York City. Daughter of Russell Howard and Hedy (Zelmanovits) Engle.

Education

Bachelor with honors, City University of New York, 1978. Master of Science with distinction, Northwestern University, Chicago, 1993.

Career

Production assistant, American Lung Association, New York City, 1980-1981; assistant editor, Dermatology News, New York City, 1984-1985; editor, Journal Pediatric Orthopaedics, Seattle, 1987-1992; reporter, Bellingham (Washington) Herald, 1993-1995; writer, Rodale Press, Inc., since 1995. Co-chair network of editors and writers U. Washington, Seattle, 1991-1992.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author (plays) Mistress Rothman, 1988 (Arts Commission grant 1988, Playwrights' Festival honors 1988), Prisons, 1990. Book reviewer The Seattle Times, 1986-1993, KIRO-AM radio, Seattle, 1990-1992.

Membership

Member Society Professional Journalists (Feature Writing award 1995), Kappa Tau Alpha.

Connections

father:
Russell Howard Engle

mother:
Hedy (Zelmanovits) Engle