Cote Robbins, Rhea (1953 - )

Genre: Non-Fiction

Cote Robbins was raised in Waterville, Maine, attended the Univ. of Maine -- first as an Art major at the Presque Isle campus, then on a bilingual education scholarship, and finally to complete her M.A. in Liberal Studies. She lives in Brewer with her husband.

Robbins was raised speaking French and English at home and has spent her adult life studying her Franco-American roots. After briefly teaching high school, she worked as editor of an international, bilingual socio-cultural journal called Le FORUM (formerly Le F.A.R.O.G.) at the Franco-American Center from 1986-1996. She is the founder and director of the Franco-American Women's Institute, and she teaches courses at the Univ. of Maine in Franco-American women's experiences. She is also the author of numerous essays, poems, and book reviews in over 20 journals, newspapers, and anthologies.

Selected Bibliography

  • Wednesday's Child (1997/1999; 1997 winner of the Maine Chapbook Award for Selected creative non-fiction
  • I Am Franco-American and Proud of It: An Anthology of Writings of Franco-American Women (1995; designer and co-editor)
  • Women and Class a bibliography
  • Franco-American Health-Related Bibliography (1987/1989)
  • Canuck and Other Stories by Camille Lessard Bissonette (editor, 2006)

Selected Resources