Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Christian McEwen

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: Northampton, MA
MacDowell Fellowships: 1999, 2000, 2007

Christian McEwen was born in London and grew up in the Borders of Scotland. Her last book, The Tortoise Diaries: Daily Meditations on Creativity and Slowing Down (2014, Bauhan Publishing), is a daily reader with quotes drawn from her popular book, World Enough & Time. McEwen’s poems and essays have been widely published, and she has taught poetry, environmental literature, and creative writing at a number of different venues, including The Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh, Williams College, Smith College, and Lesley University. She has been a Fellow several times at the Yaddo and MacDowell colonies, and lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.



Christian McEwen worked in the Heyward studio.

The Lodge Annex, a wing on the west side of the men’s dormitory (The Lodge), was completed in 1926. Initially intended as an apartment for a caretaker, the space was soon repurposed as a live-in studio for writers. In recognition of a major endowment gift from the DuBose and Dorothy Heyward Foundation, Lodge Annex was…

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