Stephen O’Connor is the author of six books: the novel, Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings; two short story collections: Here Comes Another Lesson and Rescue; two works of nonfiction: Will My Name Be Shouted Out?, a memoir, and Orphan Trains, biography/history; and the forthcoming, Quasimode, poetry. He has published 45 short stories in such places as The New Yorker, Harper's, Best American Short Stories, Conjunctions and The Quarterly. His story, “Ziggurat,” was read by Tim Curry on Selected Shorts. His poems have appeared in Poetry, Agni, The Beloit Poetry Journaland elsewhere, and his nonfiction has been published in The New York Times, The Nation, Agni, The Boston Globe, among other places. He teaches in the Sarah Lawrence MFA writing program.
Stephen O'Connor worked in the Veltin studio.
Veltin Studio was donated by alumni of the Veltin School, a school for girls in New York with a highly respected visual arts department. As the plaque just outside the entrance attests, this studio was used by poet Edwin Arlington Robinson during most of the 24 summers he spent at MacDowell. Perhaps most famously, Thornton Wilder put the finishing…