79 Artists Awarded Fall MacDowell Fellowships

The MacDowell Colony has awarded fellowships to 79 artists from 19 states and six countries. The incoming fellows represent seven artistic disciplines and will arrive from places such as Nigeria, Mexico, and Hong Kong, as well as Oregon, Texas, and North Carolina. The fellowships are for upcoming fall residencies at one of the nation’s leading contemporary arts organizations.

The fellowships, each with an average value of more than $10,000, were awarded from a pool of 676 applications received by the most recent of MacDowell’s three annual deadlines. While at MacDowell, Fellows are provided a private studio and accommodations for a period of up to eight weeks and three meals a day.

Incoming fellows in the literary space are:

  • Poets: Kanika Agrawal, Sojourner Ahebee, T. J. Anderson III, Cathy Che, Janine Joseph, Mihaela Moscaliuc, Dean Rader, and Brad Trumpfheller
  • Nonfiction writers: Omer Aziz, Bliss Broyard, McKenzie Funk, Rachel Gross, Seth Harp, Christopher Ketcham, Sara Lautman, Nell Painter, Christi Payne, Jeff Sharlet, Noah Sneider, and Jodi Spotted Bear
  • Fiction writers: David Aloi, Patricia Chao, Amanda DeMarco, Hernan Diaz, Linda Rui Feng, Emily Goldman, Nusrat Hossain, Ndinda Kioko, Amey Miller, Xavier Navarro Aquino, Lola Opatayo, Casey Plett, Patrick Ryan, Jessica Shi, Emma Sloley, Moez Surani, and Jackie Thomas-Kennedy

Image: Incoming artists (clockwise from top left) include David Dominique, Jeanine Tesori, Nell Painter, Hernan Diaz, Sarah DeLappe, Jeff Sharlet, Jodi Spotted Bear, and Jibz Cameron.

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