Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Richard Scott Larson

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 2022

Nonfiction writer Richard Scott Larson’s creative and critical works have appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Chicago Review of Books, Harvard Review, Colorado Review, Electric Literature, Joyland, and Hobart, among other publications. Larson has also been published in The Best American Essays. He works for the Expository Writing Program at New York University where he received his master of fine arts. Larson was a 2020 NYSCA/NYFA Fellow and is an active member of the National Book Critics Circle.

While at MacDowell, Larson completed a draft of his new book about the gay male gaze and spectatorship. The book combines both memoir and cultural criticism with elements of his own closeted childhood.

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Banks

Richard Scott Larson 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. In all seasons, Fellows have enjoyed the pastoral view through the French doors facing a field extending to the north…

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