Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Sarah M. Broom

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: Woodstock, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 2012, 2015

Sarah M. Broom is a writer whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Oxford American, and O, The Oprah Magazine among others. A native New Orleanian, she received her master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley in 2004. While at MacDowell, she worked on her first nonfiction book, The Yellow House, which was awarded a 2019 National Book Award for nonfiction.


Irving Fine

Sarah M. Broom worked in the Irving Fine studio.

Youngstown Studio was given to MacDowell by friends of Miss Myra McKeown in Youngstown, OH, where she promoted both art and music. It was renamed Irving Fine Studio in 1972 in honor of Irving Fine, a distinguished composer, conductor, and teacher who was a MacDowell Fellow during the 1940s and 1950s. The simple interior of the studio…

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