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Carol Burnett to Join The “Art of Memoir” at MacDowell NYC

TV icon to join evening salon with authors Nell Painter and Amanda Stern on October 24 to discuss their memoirs.

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79 Artists Receive Fall 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.

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Katherine Min Fellowship

Help establish this endowed Fellowship with Katherine’s friends and family. Katherine, who was in residence eight times, was excited about the idea of a fellowship in her name to help bring Asian American writers to MacDowell.

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Our next application deadline is Jan. 15, 2020 for summer 2020 residencies. The application period opens on October 15.



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