About the Artist
Leigh Donaldson’s writing on international/national/regional politics, business, social issues, history, art, culture and travel have appeared in print and online publications such as The Guardian US, Humanist Perspectives Magazine (Ottawa, ON), The Working Waterfront (ME),The Montreal Review, Gastronomica: The Journal of Food & Culture, Sojourners Magazine, The Greenwich Village Literary Review, Art Times Journal, American Legacy Magazine, Progressive Media Project, American Songwriter Magazine, Portland Monthly Magazine, Bangor Daily News, Maine Food & Lifestyle Magazine, “Maine’s Visible Black History” (Tilbury House Publishers), Café Review, Manhattan Poetry Review, International Poetry Review, Hawaii Review, Shooting Star Review, animus, Off the Coast, Stolen Island Review, Maine Voices Project, Wolf Moon Press Journal, Words & Images, Maine History and the Portsmouth Herald (NH). He lives in Portland, Maine.
He is a recipient of several writing awards, including the Abraham Woursell Prize from the University of Vienna/Austria for fiction, a Martin Dibner Memorial Fellowship from the Maine Community Foundation and a National Press Foundation grant. Among his current projects are several stage plays, children’s picture books, a collection of poetry and a mystery novel set in New England.
"My performances, sometimes accompanied by musicians, reflect my cultural lineage, that includes African-American, West Indian and Native American traditions, as well as my unwavering belief in humanity," states Donaldson, who is available for public readings of his published work.
Preferred Audiences: College, Adult
Seasonal Availability: Summer
Disciplines: Theatre , Playwriting, Literature, Childrens literature, Creative nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry, Media Arts
Leigh DonaldsonP.O. Box 4363
Portland ME 04101