Publishing and Education

Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction
University of King’s College
6350 Coburg Road,
Halifax, NS, Canada
B3H 2A1

Theatre Diploma
Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts
Clarendon Road
London, England
N22 6XF

Writing Awards

Inaugural Pottersfield Prize for Creative Non-fiction April 2018


  • Winter, 2008. The Writer’s Reserve awarded by The New Quarterly and The Ontario Arts Council
  • Summer, 2010. City of Ottawa Emerging Artist

Upcoming Book (Creative Nonfiction)

One Strong Girl: Surviving the unimaginable, a mother’s memoir.

Fall, 2018. Pottersfield Press

Publishing History


Love Me True: Writers Reflect on the Ins, Outs, Ups and Downs of Marriage Caitlin Press, January 2018 “Are You Still Married?” (Essay)


May 5, 2018 Today’s Parent Mother’s Day Edition,
December 28, 2016 On Writing #119 : Lesley Buxton
September 17, 2016 Are You Still Married? Hazlitt
Summer, 2012 Feature Article The Sydney Morning Herald
Spring/Summer, 2001 “Whom Time Forgives.” The New Quarterly, Number 84, Volume XXI

Short Fiction

Spring, 2011 We All Fall Down. The Windsor Review
Winter, 2011 Deep. Guerilla magazine 
Summer, 2009 Stung. The Antigonish Review, Issue 158
Spring, 2008 Blind Spot. Third place, The Fiddlehead Annual Short Story Contest Issue 235 (Short Story)
Fall, 2007 Motherland. The New Quarterly, The Real Estate Issue, Issue 104.
Winter, 2005 Thieves. Echolocation, Issue 3, MMV. 
Spring, 2005 Thieves. reprinted, Broken Pencil Issue 28. 


Summer, 1999 India, My Daughter. Trans-poetry, poetry on OC Transpo, Ottawa buses

Art Writing

Felt Matters. Transitions Issue. March, 2018
Felt magazine. Issue 15. Winter, 2017
Filzfun. Fall, 2017

 Columns and Reviews

Columnist with Wine Trails Summer, 2016-Ongoing
Columnist with The Kitchissippi Times from 2006-to-2010
Arts Editor, The Wellington Oracle from 2007-to-2010


Fall On Me, Dear July 2011-ongoing


  • Of Grace. Produced in Ottawa by Year 1 Theatre, Arts Court Theatre, Ottawa, Ontario 1999
  • Adaptation of The Nutcracker Canadian Children’s Museum. Hull, Quebec December 2007


Little Voices An exhibit at The Karsh-Masson Gallery at City Hall, Ottawa, Ontario. Sculptures by Patti Normand, stories by Lesley Buxton, January 23-to-March 9th 2014


City of Ottawa Fine Art Collection