Discipline: Literature – fiction

Paula Whyman

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: Bethesda, MD
MacDowell fellowships: 2011

Paula Whyman is the author of the linked story collection You May See A Stranger (TriQuarterly/Northwestern University Press), which won the 2017 Towson Prize for Literature. A music theater piece based on a story from the book is in development with composer Scott Wheeler. Paula's work has also appeared in Ploughshares, VQR, McSweeney’s Quarterly, The Hudson Review, and The Washington Post, and on NPR’s All Things Considered. Paula is a fellow of MacDowell, Yaddo, and The Studios of Key West, and Vice President of the MacDowell Fellows Executive Committee. She has taught in writers-in-schools programs through the Pen/Faulkner Foundation in Washington, DC, and The Hudson Review in Harlem and the Bronx, New York. She is a 2019 recipient of a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award in fiction.

Paula is founder and editor-in-chief of Scoundrel Time, the online journal of arts and resistance. Scoundrel Time has been awarded a 2019 grant from the newly established CLMP Literary Magazine Fund.

Photo by Curt Richter


MacDowell Studios: Mansfield

Paula Whyman worked in the MacDowell Studios: Mansfield studio.

The Helen Coolidge Mansfield Studio was donated by graduates of the Mansfield War Service Classes for Reconstruction Aides. Helen Mansfield helped found the New York MacDowell Club. The small, shingled frame structure with stone foundation was originally fronted on the west side by a neat white picket fence and gate, a garden, and a stone pathway…

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