Author: Kendra Leonard

Reviews: horror, non-fiction, and a novel in verse

Paradise by Lizzie Johnson. 5/5 This is a compelling and very clear account of the Camp Fire that destroyed most of Paradise, California. Johnson has done enormous amounts of research to get the human details of this story right, and

Cassandra, or Don’t Girls Love Horses

A nice mention in SF Classical Voice today about my Cassandra-inspired piece with Jessica Rudman, Cassandra, or Don’t Girls Love Horses, which will be premiered on 17 April! Here’s the full text of the piece, originally titled Girls Love Horses,

VoyageHouston Interview

I was interviewed by VoyageHouston about my work and living in the city. I talk about my journey as a creative  writer, living with lupus, collaboration with great folks like Lisa Neher, Jessica Rudman, George Harvey, Stephen Vincent Casellas, Double

Theaterkrant review of the One Voice Project Micro-Opera Festival

Critic Thea Dirks reviews the One Voice Project Micro-Opera Festival, giving it the Critics’ Choice Award! Read here for the original Dutch or below for an English translation. Lisa Neher, Kendra Leonard One Voice Project Virtual Micro Opera Festival STRONG

Pauline Alderman Award

I’m honored and delighted to have received the International Alliance for Women in Music‘s Pauline Alderman Award for Best Scholarly Article or Book Chapter for “Women at the Pedals: Female Cinema Musicians During the Great War,” which appeared in  Over

Interview in the Houston Chronicle

I had a wonderful time talking with Lawrence Elizabeth Knox of the Houston Chronicle about the One Voice Project Micro-Opera Festival, life in Houston, and the arts. Read it all here.

The Paratexts of Buster Keaton’s The General (1927)

Author’s Note: I’ve been giving this talk in various ways for a while now, focusing on different topics within it, and finally decided that it should be a blog post rather than a journal article, in part because I can

New interview about the One Voice Project Opera Festival with Meg Wilhoite at Sound Meets Sound

Meg Wilhoite of Sound Meets Sound interviewed composer Lisa Neher and me about our upcoming premieres of FIVE operas! Check out our discussion here and the performances here. We talk about the collaborative creative process, how I became a librettist,

Reviews: mysteries, writing, autism

This Shining Life by Harriet Kline. 1/5 My Recommendation This is a despicable book, full of the kind of thinking that leads parents and other caregivers to kill their autistic children and themselves. I read this on the International Disability

Julia Perry Working Group

I’ve set up a Julia Perry Working Group on Humanities Commons.  You can access the group here, where you’ll find a discussion board, a list of members, and my complete files of Perry’s music. These are all downloadable, and I’ve

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