Joyful Quill

Writing for dreamers, doers, and dabblers

About Lesley

lesley onlyLesley began writing as soon as she learned how to shape words on dotted-line writing paper. She co-authored The Lyric Theatre, the Heart of Blacksburg, has been published in regional and national journals, including Under the Gum Tree, the 2015 Lascaux Prize Review and Poetry Unleashed at Virginia Tech’s Center for the Arts. She is pursuing her MFA through Warren Wilson’s low-residency program. She is a freelance writer, trained facilitator, and certified Amherst Writers and Artists workshop leader. You can read some of her published writing here. Her reflections on writing in the midst of life are available on her blog,