Discipline: Literature – fiction

Mary-Beth Hughes

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: Red Hook, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2002, 2016, 2022

Mary-Beth Hughes is the author of Wavemaker II, Double Happiness, The Loved Ones, and most recently, The Ocean House. Her stories have appeared in The Paris Review, Ploughshares, A Public Space, and other literary magazines. While at MacDowell in 2022, she worked on an untitled novel in progress and an essay based on interviews with a contemporary choreographer and dance archivist.


Monday Music

Mary-Beth Hughes worked in the Monday Music studio.

Given to the residency by the Monday Music Club of Orange, NJ, Monday Music Studio is sited next to an enormous boulder deposited by glaciers thousands of years ago. A small dormer once pierced the east slope of the roof, but after damage suffered in the 1938 hurricane, the roof was rebuilt without the dormer. The interior…

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