About Me

Currently I’m pursuing my MFA in Creative Nonfiction at The University of King’s College in Halifax. Nova Scotia.

For the past sixteen years I’ve worked as a writer in a number of capacities: as a playwright, a short fiction author, an astrologer, a newspaper columnist, and a theatre critic. My short fiction has been widely published in respected Canadian literary journals such as: The New Quarterly, The Fiddlehead, and The Windsor Review.

In January 2014 my collaboration with visual artist Patti Normand debuted at The City of Ottawa’s Karsh-Masson gallery. The exhibit, “Little Voices”, uses Normand’s dioramas and my text to tell the story of an imaginary town called Silent Falls. It received very positive reviews in the local media. Peter Simpson, a journalist and art critic from The Ottawa Citizen, wrote, “She [Lesley Buxton] has descriptive powers that bring the scenes to life.”

I’m a graduate of Mountview Theatre School in London, England. For fourteen years I ran my own business, traveling around Ottawa and Western Quebec teaching theatre and creative writing to children and teens.  In May of 2013, I was one of the eight spoken-word artists chosen to share their story at This Really Happened at Montreal Writer’s Festival.

I’ve written a memoir based on my blog: One Strong Girl.

One Strong Girl
Surviving the unimaginable – A mother’s memoir
2018. Pottersfield Press
Buy the book

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Lisa Hogan says:

    Heard your interview on CBC morning (Sept 10). I have a daughter (17 yrs) with a rare genetic syndrome. She had seizures, though not as numerous as your India. We don’t know our road ahead, each path is different. Thank you for telling us about India.

    1. onmefall says:

      Hi Lisa, I’m sorry to hear about your daughter. I will keep her in my thoughts. I think there is nothing worse than seeing your child having a seizure. It blows me away that we live in a modern world where we can send people into space but we still don’t understand how the brain works. Thank you for your letter.

  2. Sandra McNeill says:

    Lesley, I heard your name on the radio yesterday and thought….I know that name. I am so sorry, devastated to hear of your family’s struggles. I can’t even imagine how you must struggle each day. You are in my thoughts. Sandra from Of Grace.

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