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Laurie Anderson, Margaret Atwood and Michael Chabon at MacDowell Chairman’s Evening

Don't miss this special night with multimedia artist Laurie Anderson, author and activist Margaret Atwood, and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and MacDowell Colony Chairman Michael Chabon at Glasshouse Chelsea on Monday, December 9, 2019.

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Explore Fellows' Events Worldwide

Wherever you may be, find MacDowell art in your vicinity, be it a concert, reading, film, installation, performance, lecture, or exhibit. Fellows events are updated here regularly.

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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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The MacDowell Colony is a leading contemporary arts organization located in Peterborough, NH.

Since 1907, our mission has been to create a space where inspiration happens on a daily basis. We do that by providing essential support for emerging and established artists by bringing together diverse, multidisciplinary talent to exchange ideas and pursue creative work.

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- Edward A. MacDowell

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