melissa madenskiA long-time Oregon coastal resident, Melissa has published poems, essays and fiction in magazines, newspapers and anthologies.  Through Portland’s NW Writing Institute she offered classes on revision, memoir and a series of classes on how to use writing to support new English speakers in the public schools.  She taught core classes for the Lewis & Clark graduate teaching program. She has worked in public and private schools, in community colleges and universities, in ESOL programs, art schools and correctional facilities.