Elissa Washuta is a member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and a writer of personal essays and memoir. She is the author of two books, Starvation Mode and My Body Is a Book of Rules, named a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. Her work has appeared in Salon,The Chronicle of Higher Education, BuzzFeed, and elsewhere. Elissa serves as the undergraduate adviser for the Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Washington and a nonfiction faculty member in the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts.

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27 May

I've been the Saturday editor at The Rumpus since February. Here's what I've run so far (this will be updated).


19 Jan

I'm joining The Rumpus as Saturday editor.

13 Jan

Red Hen Press is giving away ten copies of My Body Is a Book of Rules via

02 Jan

I'm the nonfiction judge for the International Literary Awards offered by the Center for Women Writers at S

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