The MacDowell Colony 

Suggested Authors for a MacDowell-Based Curriculum in Literature
Edward MacDowell and Marian
As part of the MacDowell Colony 100th Celebration, the following list includes several MacDowell colonists who have completed written pieces that may be suitable in various classroom curriculum.

Please keep in mind that these are only suggestions from a master list of over 1900 authors.


  Elementary Grade Reading Level
Heidi Carla and Karla Cinquanta, Poetry & Pearl

Middle School Reading Level
Susan Cooper, The Grey King
Paula Fox, The Slave Dancer
Lois Lowery, The Giver
Tillie Olsen, Tell me a Riddle and Yononomo

High School Reading Level
Galway Kinnel
Edward Arlington Robinson
Stanley Kunitz
W.D. Snodgrass 

Willa Cather (1920's)
James Baldwin (1950's - 60's), Go Tell it to The Mountain
Rosellen Brown (1980's - 90's), Civil Wars
Alice Walker (1980's - 90's), The Color Purple

Thorton Wilder, Our Town

Joan Didion (Winner of the 1996 MacDowell Medal), Slouching Toward Bethlehem

Source: Michael J. Brien, Director of Marketing, Notre Dame College, Manchester, NH
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