What I Have of Yours | Leslie Greentree
Leslie Greentree made her acting debut this spring in a one-woman show, The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion (Ignition Theatre). A few months before that, her first art show was hung in the Harris-Warke Gallery in Red Deer, The shadows are only beginning to reveal themselves– a series of photo groupings with accompanying text. Both of these terrifying new endeavours focused on themes of death, loss and grief, as does the new piece she’s working on for this marvelous event.
Leslie is the author of the short story collection A Minor Planet for You, which won the Howard O’Hagan Prize, and two poetry books: go-go dancing for Elvis, which was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize, and guys named Bill. Leslie has won CBC awards for short fiction and poetry, and the Sarah Selecky 2013 Little Bird competition for a story that appears in her current manuscript, This is not the apocalypse I was hoping for. Her essay, “The ways Tom Petty will let you down: riffs on waiting” was written before his death; it appears in Waiting: an anthology of essays (University of Alberta Press, August, 2018).