Discipline: Literature

Marlene Adelstein

Discipline: Literature
Region: Kingston, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 1996

Marlene is a writer living in the Hudson Valley. She writes fiction and personal essays. Her debut novel Sophie Last Seen was published by Red Adept Publishing in 2018. She’s had personal essays in Longreads, Manifestation, Rewireme amongst other sites. She earns her living as a freelance book editor at fixyourbook.com. She earned her B.F.A. at NYU and was a Fellow at MacDowell in 1996 where she worked on short stories and a novel.



Marlene Adelstein worked in the Schelling studio.

Marian MacDowell funded construction of this studio the year that the organization was established and the first artists arrived for residency. It was called Bark Studio until 1933, when it was renamed in honor of Ernest Schelling, a composer, pianist, and orchestral leader who served as president of what was then called the Edward MacDowell…

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