MarciaMarcia spent a month in Aspen as a 2015 Writer in Residence where she worked on her novel. At a standing-room-only reading at the Woody Creek Community Center, she read from her forthcoming memoir The Skin Above My Knee. She also participated in Richard Russo’s fiction workshop at Summer Words 2015.


Marcia Butler’s life has been driven by creativity. For 25 years she performed throughout the world as a professional oboist. She was hailed by the New York Times as “a first rate artist” and performed and recorded with such luminaries as pianist Andre Watts, soprano Dawn Upshaw and jazz great Keith Jarrett. In 2002 Marcia switched careers and began her interior design firm, Marcia Butler Interior Design. She has served well over 100 clients in twelve years and her design work has been published in shelter magazines. Now as an author, her memoir The Skin Above My Knee was recently sold to Little, Brown and Company, with a release date of January 2017. She has published numerous personal essays in journals and online literary sites and is currently working on a novel. Marcia lives in New York City.