Lex Leclerc

Writer, Artist, and teacher in Buffalo, New York

Lex Leclerc

Writer, Artist, and teacher in Buffalo, New York

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I work and work and work and listen and watch and work and work and work and send out my work and get rejected and work and work and work and work and listen and watch and sometimes win.

Currently, I am an MFA candidate at New England College, where I study fiction with some of the most interesting writers I have ever met. I have worked as an adjunct professor at a community college, a private college and in an online adult learning program. Here I have taught creative writing/English/ESL courses.

I have a course on Skillshare about mixed media notecards (click!) and about making mistakes (click!) that I really want you to watch, if only to know what you are working on and who you are.

During undergrad, I went to school on an Arts Scholarship in creative writing where I worked with a writer who I thought was incredibly cool and believed her when she told me that poetry was the dark arts. When I graduated, my college, Hobart and William Smith said I was the most promising fiction writer of my class. Bam. Take that everyone else.

I used to write a cycling blog called "Red Lantern Bicyclist" and a column for professional cyclist, Molly Hurford's site, "Saddle, Sore" called "Blood, Sweat and Tears." Now, I write a blog about learning French (2.7k followers). It's called "Le Poisson Nage." I am currently waiting for the legion of honor from France. Any day now. I just know it. Or, alternatively, a really lovely partner company who I could whole heartedly help and promote and they could pay me. If this sounds like you, I would love to e-mail you my press kit. Click the envelope link below to e-mail me.

A few years ago, I won the Just Buffalo's Fiction Contest award (audience picked), which was a really awesome experience (and they gave me a gift to my favorite bookstore, Talking Leaves! So cool!) Before this, I was selected as a New York State Writing Fellow for The Western New York Writing Project.

This bragging is all fantastically interesting, but the real guts of it is I am nearly done

  • Education
    • Hobart and William Smith Colleges
    • Canisius College
    • New England College