About Leslie Fox

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Leslie writes fiction, non-fiction, plays, and teaches writing. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of New Mexico where she studied with Joy Harjo, Julie Shigekuni, and Kathleen Alcala. She has also participated in workshops led by both Dorothy Allison and Natalie Goldberg. Leslie is a former member of the Southwest Writers Workshop,  an award winner, and a conference participant. She lives in Albuquerque’s North Valley where she loves writing in coffee shops and running on Bosque trails.

Writing Workshops & Conferences:

Co-Facilitator, The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron. Summer 2009

Facilitator, Drama Project, Alternative Fuels Challenge, Van Buren Middle, School, JAG, Spring 2008; Spring 2009

Co-Facilitator, “Writing Effective Abstracts: Workshop for PROFOUND Undergraduate Symposium,” UNM, Department of English, March 2005

Staff, Taos Writers Workshop, Taos, NM, UNM Department of English, Summer 2004

Program Chair and Talent, GLBT Land of Enchantment Roundup, Fundraising Dinner and Talent Show, Albuquerque, NM, May 2003 & 2004

Fundraiser and Workshop Facilitator, CommonBondGLBTCommunity   Center, Albuquerque, NM, 1996-1997


“Slanted House,” (short short) DimeStories, Albuquerque, Jan 2013

“The Gorgonian Sister’s Reptile Menagerie,”  (short story) FickleMuses: an online Journal of Myth and Legend, 2011

Business profiles, NM Marketplace, Albuquerque, NM, May & July 2007

 A Dry Spot to Stand On (Dissertation/Novel), UNM, May 2007

“Slanted House” (short fiction), Earthships Anthology of New Mexican Poetry, Spring  2007

“A Wall Between” (fiction), red. a journal of arts, Fall 2006

“Slanted House” (short fiction), Earth’s Daughters, 35th Anniversary Issue #69 Signs, Fall 2006

“Panic” (fiction), in Medical Muse, Spring 2002

“Lost that Y2K Feeling?” (Non-Fiction), PayDirt, New Mexico Tech, January 2000

Writer for Hire, Tiller’s Guide to Indian Country: Economic Profiles of Native American    Indian Reservations, Bow Arrow Publishing, 1996

“Building Borders: Nationalism and Immigration,” Best Student Essays, UNM, 1995

“Mi Hermana” (poem), Las Hermanas, UNM 1994


Judge, Valley Visions: Writing and Art from the Rio Abajo, Essay Contest, UNM  Valencia, 2009

Fiction Editor, FickleMuses, an online journal, March 2007 to present

Editor, Poetry Chapbook, Coyotes by May Jordan, 2008

Proofreader, Blue Mesa Review, Issue 16, UNM, Fall 2004

Editorial Board, Best Student Essays, UNM, 1994

Proofreader, Bow Arrow Publishing, Albuquerque, NM, 1996

 Dramatic Writing/Direction:

The Stubborn and the Dead (play),  SOTV, Albuquerque, NM

The Adventures of Soberman (play), UNM, 2007

A Three Act Tour (play), UNM, Albuquerque, NM, 2006

The Narrow Brick Road (play), UNM, Albuquerque, NM, 2004

Conference and Panel Presentations:

In Attendance: New  Mexico Council of Teachers of English, October 2008

“Menardo and Tacho’s story as Gambler Tale in Leslie Marmon Silko’s Almanac of the Dead,” Native American Writers, UNM, October 2006

“Moving Beyond Coyote and Cacti: A New Approach to Writing about Place in the Southwest,”  The Association of Writers & Writing Programs, Austin, TX, March 2006

“Regionalism: Writing about Place in the Long Form,” English Graduate Students Association, Writing (In) the Southwest: Places in Regionalism and Nationalism, UNM, May 2005

“Clinton’s Caribbean: a look at Black Indians in Leslie Marmon Silko’s Alamanac of the Dead,” Native American Women Writers, UNM, March 2005

“Paying Attention to Sarah Fielding’s Feminist Satire in The History of the Countess of Dellwyn,” Imagining Monsters in the Rise of the Novel, UNM, December 2004

Public Readings:

DimeStories, Albuquerque, NM Dec 2012, Jan 2013

Ode to Chocolate, Albuquerque, NM, October 2006

Out Ch’Yonda Performance Space, Albuquerque, NM, January 2006

Poetry Kiss with Mary Oishi, Café Riviera, Albuquerque, NM, June 2005

San Juan Writing Workshop, Ouray, CO, July 2005

EGSA, UNM, Albuquerque, NM, May 2005

Works-In-Progress, R.B. Winning, Albuquerque, NM, 2004



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