In Memoriam: Leslie Woodard, 1960-2013

woodardLeslie Woodard, a lecturer in English and creative writing and dean of Calhoun College at Yale University, died at her home in the residential college. She was 53 years old.

Woodard joined the faculty at Yale in 2007. Previously, she was the director of undergraduate creative writing at Columbia University in New York City.

Woodard was a graduate of Columbia University, where she majored in literature and writing. She held a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from New York University. She is the author of the short story collection, Silver Crescent (Gorgeous Notions Press, 2006). At the time of her death she was working on a novel entitled, The Last Tour of the Hot-House Flower, which was based on her experiences with the Dance Theater of Harlem.

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