Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Catina Bacote

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: Queens, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2015, 2022

Catina Bacote grew up in New Haven, CT and her work has been supported by residencies at Hedgebrook, Headlands Center for the Arts, The Millay Colony, Willapa Bay AiR, the Djerassi Resident Artist Program, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, MacDowell, and Ragdale, where she received the Alice Judson Hayes Social Justice Fellowship. Her essays have appeared in Ploughshares, Tin House, Gettysburg Review, TriQuarterly, December Magazine, The Common, The Sun, Southern California Review, and the anthology This Is The Place: Women Writing About Home. She holds an M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University, and an M.F.A from the University of Iowa, where she was a Dean’s Fellow and subsequently served as the Provost’s Visiting Writer in Nonfiction. She teaches creative writing at St. John’s University in New York.

In residence in 2015, Catina completed a chapter of her memoir, Eastern Circle. The book chronicles the lasting impact of the 1980s drug epidemic on her family and community. On residence in 2022, she completed a full draft of that book. Her work on the project has been recognized with a 2021-2022 Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship and a 2021-22 American Association of University Women Fellowship


Delta Omicron

Catina Bacote worked in the Delta Omicron studio.

Delta Omicron Studio was funded by members of the international musical fraternity in 1927. The building design is somewhat medieval in character, with an unusual cedar shingle pattern, a steeply pitched slate roof, intersecting gables, and small windows. After a 2016 deep-energy renovation, Delta Omicron is now one of the most energy efficient studio on the property…

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