Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Paulina Pinsky

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2021

Paulina Pinsky is the co-author of It Doesn't Have To Be Awkward, a Booklist-starred guide to consent and other hard-to-talk-about stuff for teens, forthcoming from HMH September 2021. Her nonfiction and humor pieces have appeared in Human Parts, Columbia Journal, HuffPo Women, and Slackjaw. Her most recent memoir piece for Narratively is currently in development for television. Paulina has the honor of teaching comedy writing to high schoolers at Columbia.

While at Macdowell, she worked on her forthcoming memoir, a meditation on family and celebrity. She spent her time hiking, painting, and reading in her hammock.



Paulina Pinsky 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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