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Greetings! I’m Leslie LaChance, a writer and editor specializing in research-based nonfiction writing, poetry, literary publishing, and the teaching of writing. I also take pictures, some of which you’ll see on this site.

My articles and reviews have appeared in magazines and journals such as Tennessee Home & Farm, Dance Teacher Magazine, Stirring: A Literary Collection, AWP Pedagogy Forum, and Now & Then. I’ve also written and edited documents for corporate clients and helped both professional and aspiring authors prepare manuscripts for publication.

I’m a poet and write a bit of fiction as well. Three of my poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and my poem “Left” received a Best of the Net Award from Sundress.net. Some of my poems and stories have appeared in Still: The Journal, Mead, Quiddity, Apple Valley Review, The Birmingham Poetry Review, The Greensboro Review, Juked, and other journals.  How She Got That Way, my poetry chapbook, was published in the quartet edition Mend & Hone from Toadlily Press in 2013.

In addition to working as a writer and editor, I’ve taught writing, literature, and film appreciation at several institutions, including the State University of New York at New Paltz, Volunteer State Community College, University of Tennessee at Martin, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and Webb School of Knoxville.  I develop courses for both the traditional classroom and online delivery, and I offer workshops in poetry, creative practice, and professional communication.

I live in Nashville, Tennessee, and when I’m not writing, reading, or traveling, I am out enjoying the local culture at Music City’s great performance venues, eateries, festivals, and galleries.