What Has Debra Leigh Been Up To?

....an “artivist and edu-preneur”, a professional writer, playwright, singer, film-maker, educator, dramaturg, editor, arts administrator, public speaker and activist, often all at the same time. 

In addition to her own creative work, Debra Leigh is passionate about working with other artists.  She founded Hidden River Arts nearly a decade ago, and has grown the organization so that it now includes gallery events, an independent small press, yearly writing competitions, outreach and educational activities.  Wanting to be a "creative catalyst" for other artists, Debra is dedicated to helping other creative people to grow and develop. In addition to Hidden River's activities, Debra also works individually with fellow writers, with manuscript consultation, all levels of editing, and developmental support at all stages, from concept through to publication and on to promotion.  It's all about creative growth and discovery.  

One of her recent projects is a documentary film and companion book, both called 'Junct: The Trashing of Higher Ed. in America, which addresses the corporate colonization of academic culture in the U.S. - and now increasingly happening around the world.  

As if that isn't enough, Debra Leigh also provides an expansive list of communication, writing and editing services for a select group of clients, with her company, DLS Communications

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The summer was dedicated to making an enormous life change - leaving my university teaching life, and shifting into the many other projects that I had determined to now give my full attention.  The autumn saw the expansion of our Hidden River awards program as well as the publishing of our fourth Eludia Award winner, and the naming of our fifth winner.  The winter activities expanded to workiong on my own creative projects, which include the documentary film, 'Junct: The Trashing of Higher Ed. in America and a new collection of short stories, Crossing the Line.  It has also been a joyous time of music, since I've returned to singing cabaret.   As you can see, the schedule has been kept quite light. But as ever, I am available for readings, for speaking engagements, for screenings.  All you have to do is email me at debraleighscott@gmail.com and we can talk details and dates!
December 29 - Janiuary 9:  Florence, Orvieto and Rome, Italy
February 9 - Screening of rough cut of 'Junct, Alberta Canada
April 22 - "Love Sucks. Let's Sing!" A Cabaret song cycle at L'Etage Cabaret in Philadelphia, PA
May 16 through May 29, 2018:  Prague, Czech Republic; Budapest, Hungary; Vienna, Austria.