Discipline: Theatre – playwriting, Literature – fiction

Kia Corthron

Discipline: Theatre – playwriting, Literature – fiction
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019

Kia Corthron worked on a play addressing solitary confinement in U.S. prisons. Her book The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter won the 2016 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize.



Kia Corthron worked in the Veltin studio.

Veltin Studio was donated by alumni of the Veltin School, a school for girls in New York with a highly respected visual arts department. As the plaque just outside the entrance attests, this studio was used by poet Edwin Arlington Robinson during most of the 24 summers he spent at MacDowell. Perhaps most famously, Thornton Wilder put the finishing…

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