About

Alissa Hattman is a fiction writer, editor, and teacher living in Portland, Oregon.Alissa Hattman (née Nielsen) is a writer, editor, and teacher. Her writing has appeared in Propeller, Voice Catcher, Prick of the Spindle, WORK, and other publications. She has studied literature and writing at Charles University in Prague and The Evergreen State College, and has earned a MFA from Pacific University and a MA from Portland State University. Alissa has worked as an English professor, editor, writing consultant, contracted writer, and literary arts programmer.

This website showcases Alissa’s editing services, along with her background and experience as a writer, editor, and teacher. Strong writing, as philosopher and social critic Walter Benjamin once remarked, proceeds on three levels: “a musical one, where it is composed; an architectural one, where it is constructed; and finally, a textile one, where it is woven.” This site is dedicated to the musical, architectural, and textile processes of singing prose, building stories, and weaving words.