Discipline: Literature – fiction

Titi Nguyen

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: Flushing, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 2022

Fiction writer Titi Nguyen explores identity, love, alienation, and labor in all of its complexities through the dynamics of power, desire, and shame. She attended Sarah Lawrence College and then earned her M.F.A. at Bennington College. Her work has appeared in The Threepenny Review, The New York Times, Tin House, Ploughshares, Paris Review, and others. She was awarded the William Raney Scholarship at the Bread Loaf Writers Conference and won Crab Orchard Review's inaugural Feature Award in literary nonfiction.

During her stay at MacDowell, Nguyen worked on a novel about “freedom, ghosts, and loving responsibly in America.”



Titi Nguyen 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…

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