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 with such luminaries as pianist Andre
Watts, soprano Dawn Upshaw and jazz great Keith Jarrett. In 2002 Marcia changed careers and began an interior design firm. She has served well over 100 clients and her design work has been published in shelter
Now as an author, her memoir The Skin Above My Knee will be released from Little, Brown on February 21, 2017.
Advance reviews have been glowing. Award winning author Andre Dubus lll has written:“With clear-eyed courage and spare, lyrical prose, The Skin Above My Knee carries us not only into the mesmerizingly compelling world of a professional oboist, it also takes us into her love-starved childhood, her self-destructive young adulthood, and a descent into a solitary darkness that only her art can save her from; Marcia Butler has composed her own music here, and it is filled with passion and yearning and ultimately the kind of beauty that can save us all. This is a gorgeous book.”
Marcia was a recipient of the Aspen Words Writer In Residency and spent a month writing in Aspen Colorado in 2015.
She has published personal essays in journals and online literary sites and is currently working on a novel. Marcia
resides in New York City.