Madeline ffitch writes and organizes in Appalachian Ohio. She is the author of the novel Stay And Fight, which was called "electrifying" by Oprah magazine and was one of The New York Times' "9 Books to Watch out for in July (2019)." She is also the author of the short story collection Valparaiso, Round the Horn. Her writing has appeared in Tin House, Electric Literature, Granta, Guernica, and VICE. At MacDowell, she worked on her second novel Noctiluca, and a short story, “The Life Cycle Assessment.”
Madeline ffitch worked in the Kirby studio.
Erected in memory of Sarah L. Kirby, who had left a bequest to MacDowell, this studio was the first — and remains the only — brick building on the grounds. Built by local mason Augustus Beaulieu, the load-bearing masonry walls rest on a fieldstone foundation. The design of the boxlike building is simple and compact…