RC First-Year Seminar lecturer Leslie Stainton has published “Miniature,” an essay, in Broad Street, a “magazine of true stories.” Leslie has been teaching First-Year Seminars since 2017, and was also a lecturer in the RC from 2003-2007. She has worked as an editor at the U-M School of Public Health, Museum of Art, and at the late, great Borders Books. She is the author of Staging Ground: An American Theater and Its Ghosts (Penn State Press, 2014) and Lorca: A Dream of Life (Farrar Straus Giroux, 1999). Her articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, The Sun, The American Scholar, Brevity, River Teeth, American Poetry Review, and Common-place, among others. A two-time recipient of a Fulbright fellowship, she is at work on a book about her slaveholding ancestors, the Scarletts of Georgia.