Leslie Gee is Caddo, from Oklahoma, and a graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico where she received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. Throughout her writing career, she has been honored with several prestigious awards including the Truman Capote Grant and the General Mills Tribal College Scholarship. She was selected as Tribal College Journal's Writer of the Year in 2005 and received the Native Writer Award at the 2005 Taos Summer Writer's Conference. She received the ABC/Disney Talent Development Grant in 2005-2006 for work on her original screenplay, "The Beaded Belt." And for her screenplay, "Washita Lovechild" she received the Sundance Film Institute's Ford Fellowship. In addition to screenwriting, Leslie is a published writer of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Selections of her work have appeared in the New Plains Review and the Institute of American Indian Arts Anthologies, Bone Light, Neon and Chlorophyll, Fish Head Soup and the Tribal College Journal.
Filmmaking and Silverwork.
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