Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Barbara Hurd

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: Frostburg, MD
MacDowell Fellowships: 2002, 2003

Barbara Hurd is an American non-fiction writer and educator. She is the author of eight books including Tidal Rhythms: Change and Resilience at the Edge of the Sea (with photographer Stephen Strom) and Listening to the Savage/River Notes and Half-Heard Melodies.

Her essays have appeared in numerous journals including The Yale Review, The Georgia Review, Orion, Audubon, and others. She is the recipient of an NEA Fellowship for Creative Nonfiction, winner of the Sierra Club’s National Nature Writing Award, three Pushcart Prizes, five Maryland State Arts Council Awards, and a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship.

Barbara Hurd teaches in the M.F.A. in Writing Program at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.


New Jersey

Barbara Hurd worked in the New Jersey studio.

The yellow clapboard New Jersey Studio, located on a grassy, sloping site, was funded by the New Jersey Federation of Women’s Clubs and built as an exact replica of Monday Music Studio (1913). The studio’s porch rests on fieldstone piers that increase in height as the ground slopes to the west. Like Monday Music Studio, New Jersey…

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