Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Helen Thorpe

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: Denver, CO
MacDowell Fellowships: 2013

Helen Thorpe has written for many magazines including 5280, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Magazine. Her first book, Just Like Us, was published by Scribner in the fall of 2009. She completed her second book, due out in 2014, during a residency at MacDowell.


Van Zorn (formerly Kirby)

Helen Thorpe worked in the Van Zorn (formerly Kirby) studio.

Constructed thanks to a bequest from Sarah L. Kirby, Kirby Studio was the last new building to be erected during Mrs. MacDowell’s leadership (1907-1951). The load-bearing masonry walls were laid by local mason Augustus Beaulieu atop a fieldstone foundation. A 1995 renovation preserved the brick fireplace with wooden mantel and…

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