Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Melissa Kirsch

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2014

Melissa Kirsch is the author of The Girl’s Guide (Workman, 2015), now with over 100,000 copies in print. She is working on a collection of personal essays called The Real Ramona. She lives in Brooklyn.



Melissa Kirsch worked in the Banks studio.

Banks, an ell on the north end of the Lodge dormitory, was first used as an artist’s studio in 1970. Since then, it has played host to an extraordinary list of writers working in several disciplines. In all seasons, Fellows have enjoyed the pastoral view through the French doors facing a field…

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