Lesley Dormen

Associate Director

is the author, most recently, of The Best Place to Be, linked stories described by Elle magazine as “Virginia Woolf meets Candace Bushnell.” Her short stories have been published in magazines and journals that include The Atlantic MonthlyPloughsharesFive PointsOpen CityGlimmer Train and Epiphany. Her stories have been short-listed for Best American Short Stories and included in the anthology Twenty Over Forty. Her essays have appeared in The New York TimesElle, and Vanity Fair, among other publications, and the anthology Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression. She is the recipient of a fellowship in fiction from the New York Foundation for the Arts and is a Yaddo and a MacDowell Fellow. Lesley is associate director of The Writers Studio.