Tricia Romano is the former editor-in-chief of the Seattle paper, The Stranger; previously, she has been a staff writer for the Seattle Times, and has been published in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Men's Journal, Elle, Los Angeles magazine, Los Angeles Times, the New York Post, and the Village Voice, where she was a columnist for eight years. While at MacDowell in 2019 and 2022, she worked on her first book, an oral history of the Village Voice, tentatively titled, Commies, Pinkos, Hippies, Queers!: An Uncensored Oral History of the Village Voice – the News Weekly that Changed the World (Public Affairs), due in spring of 2023.
Tricia Romano 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…