Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Wei Tchou

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2020

Wei Tchou is a writer based in New York. Her essays have been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Paris Review, among other publications.

At MacDowell, she worked on a book about her family and the cultural history of ferns, Little Seed (Deep Vellum, 2024).

Made at MacDowell

Fellow Works Supported by MacDowell

Little Seed (Memoir)



Wei Tchou worked in the Heyward studio.

The Lodge Annex, a wing on the west side of the men’s dormitory (The Lodge), was completed in 1926. Initially intended as an apartment for a caretaker, the space was soon repurposed as a live-in studio for writers. In recognition of a major endowment gift from the DuBose and Dorothy Heyward Foundation, Lodge Annex was…

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