Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Elisabeth Tova Bailey

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: Maine
MacDowell fellowships: 2009

Elisabeth Bailey worked on her first creative nonfiction book based on her year-long observations of a wild woodland snail. The book is an expansion of a previously published essay, "The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating," which received a Pushcart Prize nomination and a notable essay listing in the Best American Essays 2003.



Elisabeth Tova Bailey worked in the Calderwood studio.

In the winter of 1998, motivated by his passion for reading, Stanford Calderwood donated funds for a new writers’ studio. Burr-McCallum Architects of Williamstown, MA, provided the award-winning design in 1999; and the construction of the handsome studio was completed in time for the first artist to arrive early in 2000. With a series of double-hung casement…

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