Discipline: Literature

Jill Nelson

Discipline: Literature
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 1992, 1994, 2002
Jill Nelson is a prominent African-American journalist and novelist. She has written several books, including the autobiographical Volunteer Slavery: My Authentic Negro Experience, which won an American Book Award. She was professor of journalism at the City College of New York from 1998 to 2003.

Studios

Calderwood

Jill Nelson 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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