Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Kathy Z. Price

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: Woodstock, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2023

As a multidisciplinary writer, Kathy Z. Price’s work is included in Triquarterly, Cincinnati Review, Bayou, Pleiades, Prairie Schooner, and Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe. She is the author of Mardi Gras Almost Didn’t Come This Year (Simon & Schuster 2022), which details a family displaced by Hurricane Katrina - it received starred reviews from The Horn Book, ALA Booklist, and Publisher’s Weekly.

Price is a 2023 Breadloaf Rona Jaffe Scholar for nonfiction. She is a New York Foundation of the Arts award recipient as well as a Hedgebrook, Edward Albee, and Cave Canem Fellow. Price is also the winner of the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Competition and was twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry and Best of the Net in creative non-fiction.

Her essays published in Hippocampus, Yellow Arrow, Idaho Quarterly, and more are excerpted from the memoir in progress: Hymns from the Golden Gate Bridge, A Skywalker’s Daughter Growing Up East Palo Alto; she completed a preliminary draft of the manuscript while at MacDowell. The project is a coming of age story/memoir hybrid consisting of essays that depict life in the “Harlem of Silicon Valley” - East Palo Alto. She also created a labyrinth and an installation in her studio as research for her verse novel under contract, Back When Girls Could Fly.


New Hampshire

Kathy Z. Price worked in the New Hampshire studio.

New Hampshire Studio, originally named Peterborough Studio, was given to MacDowell by Mr. and Mrs. William Schofield, Mrs. H. A. Chamberlain, Mrs. Andrew Draper, and Miss Ruth Cheney. The studio was renamed in 1943. The Gilbert Verney Foundation established an endowed maintenance fund in 1990, and a bequest in memory of MacDowell Fellow Victor Candell underwrote the…

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