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J.B. McLendon is thrilled to be returning to the island he called home for 10 years to delve further into another of his artistic passions: writing. Thought Key West art lovers are more used to seeing him in front of the footlights, his 30+ years in the performing arts have led him down many artistic paths between acting gigs.
His first play, The Present, was produced in New York, Los Angeles, and his hometown of Annapolis, MD. He has also had work produced in Key West. He won a playwriting competition with On The Rock Productions, and a scene of his was included in their production, Roshambo. And his monologue, Another Day In Paradise, was presented as part of Key West Fringe’s production, Key West Characters. He has several projects currently in the works, including a collection of short stories/monologues, and his first screenplay.
If all goes well with this residency, he hopes the product of his efforts will be a gift to Key West that will be shared and enjoyed for generations to come.
A MacDowell and Hawthornden Castle Fellow, Leland Cheuk is an award-winning author of three books of fiction, most recently NO GOOD VERY BAD ASIAN (2019). His work has appeared or is forthcoming in publications such as NPR, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Salon, among other outlets. He is the founder of the indie press 7.13 Books. He lives in Brooklyn and teaches at the Sarah Lawrence College Writing Institute. You can follow him on Twitter @lcheuk and at lelandcheuk.com.