Discipline: Literature – fiction, Literature – nonfiction, Literature – poetry

Lucille Schulberg Warner

Discipline: Literature – fiction, Literature – nonfiction, Literature – poetry
Region: Great Neck, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 1963

Lucille Schulberg Warner (1923-2020) was a writer of poetry, biography, and children’s books. She attended Carnegie Institute of Technology (it merged with the Mellon Institute in 1967 to form Carnegie Mellon). During college she was accepted into the Red Cross’ overseas recreation program and traveled to Paris, Germany, and London to work in the years following World War II. In Germany, she hosted a live radio show, “Innocents Abroad,” which was picked up by the American Armed Forces Network for its European audience.

She returned to the U.S. in 1948, eventually finding work as an advertising copywriter at Young & Rubicam before moving on to the staff of Time‐Life Books. She continued to write poetry and was in residence at MacDowell in 1963. She is the author of Historic India, published in 1969 as part of the Time‐Life “Great Ages of Man” series, and of From Slave to Abolitionist: The Story of William Welles Brown, a young adult biography published in 1973. She went on to publish several young adult novels in the 1970s and 1980s, extending her voice to a new generation. At age 70, she returned to college, receiving a bachelor’s degree in English from City University of New York.



Lucille Schulberg Warner worked in the Cheney studio.

Cheney Studio was given to MacDowell by Mrs. Benjamin P. Cheney and Mrs. Karl Kauffman. Like Barnard Studio, Cheney is a low, broadly massed bungalow. Sited on a steep westward slope, its porches are supported on wooden posts and fieldstone with lattices. Although it still retains its appealing character, the original design of the shingled building…

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