The Inaugural Katherine Min Fellowship Celebration

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Please join MacDowell & the family and friends of Katherine Min for

"On Being A Sprinter":
The Inaugural Katherine Min Fellowship Celebration

March 30, 2021
8:00 p.m. ET

Katherine Min at MacDowell 1995
Katherine Min at MacDowell in 1995, photo by Joanna Eldredge Morrissey

On Tuesday, March 30, at 8 p.m. ET, join MacDowell and the family and friends of Katherine Min to celebrate the endowment of the Katherine Min Fellowship for Asian American writers with an evening of readings and commemoration.

Fellows Victoria Chang (19)—the inaugural recipient of the Katherine Min Fellowship— and Cathy Park Hong (7x 03-18) will read from their work, and Katherine’s daughter, Kayla Min Andrews, will read a selection from her mother’s work. After the readings, Marie Myung-Ok Lee (04) will moderate a commemoration of Katherine’s life and legacy, inviting participants who knew Katherine to share stories and memories.

Katherine Min, a writer and educator, held eight residencies at MacDowell between 1995 and 2013. During her 2001 residency, Katherine finished the first draft of her novel Secondhand World, which was a finalist for the PEN/Bingham Prize.

Along with the uninterrupted time to write, Katherine loved MacDowell for its picnic basket lunches, friendly pool games, late night dance parties, and the opportunity to meet and share work with other artists. She cherished the lifelong friendships she made at MacDowell and was a beloved member of the MacDowell community.

In honor of the life and legacy of Katherine Min, her family and friends established the Katherine Min Fellowship for Asian American writers at MacDowell. This Fellowship will allow MacDowell to continue to elevate Asian American voices and to strengthen relationships to the Asian American writers community.

Support for the Katherine Min Fellowship is a permanent tribute to Katherine's artistic legacy and ensures MacDowell's ongoing commitment to serving Asian American writers. We are only $2,000 away from the goal of fully endowing the fellowship. If you would like to contribute to the Katherine Min Fellowship, please donate here



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