Marcia Butler is a former professional oboist and recent documentary film maker. During her almost thirty years in the music business, she performed on international stages and was hailed by the New York Times as a “first rate artist”. Her documentary film, The Creative Imperative, explores the essence of creativity through interviews of musicians, dancers, actors, writers and artists. Marcia is the author of the memoir, The Skin Above My Knee, and debut novel Pickle’s Progress. With her second novel, Oslo, Maine, she draws on indelible memories of performing for many years at a chamber music festival in central Maine. While there, she came to love the people, the diverse topography, and especially the majestic and endlessly fascinating moose who roam, at their perpetual peril, among the humans. After decades in New York City, Marcia now calls the Santa Fe home. Photo Credit: Matt Dine.