Charles Kaufmann is a writer, filmmaker, composer and the founding director of The Longfellow Chorus, a professional non-profit performing arts organization in Portland, Maine. As a musician and writer, he seeks to draw upon musical lyricism as a source of lyric expression in prose. His short piece of creative nonfiction, An Elegy for Your Cat, appears in the fall 2017 Citron Review and has been nominated for the 2018 Pushcart Prize. Other short stories appear on East of the Web and in Bound Off Short Story Podcast: Issue 4.
Kaufmann has been a contributor to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference multiple times. Twice a finalist in the Ithaca Choral Competition Contest, where he won second prize in 2007, he was a fiction finalist in the 2009 Aesthetica Creative Works Competition.