Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Leah Bailly

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: North Vancouver, CANADA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2022

Leah Bailly is a writer and professor living on the unceded, stolen territory of the Coast Salish First Nations of Vancouver, Canada. She holds a Ph.D. in creative writing and literature from the University of Southern California and an M.F.A. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Her work has won recognition from Yaddo, Breadloaf, Tin House, and The Canada Council for the Arts, among other institutions.

Bailly worked on two manuscripts while in residence at MacDowell. Vegaboy, a collection of linked stories about motherhood, addiction and Las Vegas, features stories that have appeared in Joyland, PANK, Prism International, and other journals. She also completed the manuscript for her first novel, The Futurists, about surveillance and children.



Leah Bailly worked in the Barnard studio.

Originally built near MacDowell's Union Street entrance, the Barnard Studio — which was funded by Barnard College music students — was re-located to its current site in 1910. When the small structure was moved, its size was doubled with the addition of a second room. This remodeling, financed by Mrs. Thomas E. Emery of Cincinnati…

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