Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Christi Payne

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: Amherst, MA
MacDowell fellowships: 2020

Christi Payne is a book designer, calligrapher, and writer. She spent the past 20 years living on a floathouse in a tidal slough off the Columbia River in northwest Oregon, working slowly, as life permitted, on a memoir, My Skin Is the River, A Mother’s Book of Grief. While at MacDowell she completed and polished the manuscript.


Irving Fine

Christi Payne worked in the Irving Fine studio.

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