Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Kim Wood

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: San Francisco, CA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2006

Kim Wood is a writer, filmmaker, and photographer who grew up in Hollywood, California, and has lived in San Francisco, New York, and Berlin.

Her films, based upon the histories of relatively unknown adventurers and eccentrics, have screened internationally in festivals and museums, including the Sundance Film Festival and Guggenheim Museum, where she shared the bill with an episode of CHiPs.

Wood received the Silver Hugo from the Chicago International Film Festival and the Director's Citation from Thomas Edison's Black Maria Film Festival, as well as grants from the Film Arts Foundation and the Jerome Foundation.

Her first novel, Flirting with Death, is based upon the life of Kansas farm girl turned motorcycle daredevil Lillian LaFrance, and was begun at MacDowell.



Kim Wood 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 its first artist to arrive early in 2000. With a series of double-hung casement…

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