Discipline: Literature

E. Earl Sparling

Discipline: Literature
MacDowell Fellowships: 1925
E. Earl Sparling (1897-1951) wrote fiction and nonfiction, including the collection Under the Levee, short stories about the New Orleans demimonde, marked by romance, tragedy and “sordid realism,” according to The New York Times. His nonfiction titles focused mainly on economics and history.



E. Earl Sparling worked in the Star studio.

Funded by Alpha Chi Omega, a national fraternity founded in 1885, Star Studio — built in 1911–1912 — was the first studio given to the residency by an outside organization. To this day, Alpha Chi sorority pledges learn the story of Star Studio and its role in supporting American arts and letters. Beginning as a nicely proportioned…

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