Em Rose has organized and worked around housing justice and land-use issues in New York City for more than a decade. She also teaches creative writing at CUNY City College, where she got her M.F.A. Her fiction and translation have received scholarships and other support from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Vermont Studio Center, Ragdale, and more. She was awarded a 2018 Jerome Lowell DeJur Prize in Fiction. Her work has recently appeared in Apogee, Aster(ix), and Transition. At MacDowell, she worked on short stories for her debut collection.
Em Rose worked in the Putnam studio.
The Graphics Studio, converted to its present use in 1972–1974 through a grant from the Putnam Foundation, originally served the property as both a power house and pump house. Well water was pumped from a large cistern to Hillcrest, the Foreman’s Cottage, and the lower buildings closer to Union Street. Inside the building, an engine powered…