Discipline: Literature

Sarah Wright

Discipline: Literature
MacDowell Fellowships: 1972, 1973

Sarah Elizabeth Wright (1928–2009) was an American writer. Her novel This Child's Gonna Live, published in 1969, was acclaimed by critics and "was among the first to focus on the confluence of race, class and sex." The New York Times named it "outstanding book of 1969" and it was called a "small masterpiece." She also published critical essays, a volume of poetry entitled Give Me a Child (Kraft Publishing, 1955, with Lucy Smith); and a nonfiction book for young people, A. Philip Randolph: Integration in the Workplace (Silver Burdett, 1990). Wright was a former vice-president of the Harlem Writers Guild and was involved in many political causes.



Sarah Wright worked in the 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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