Isabelle Deconinck

In Memoriam

was a gifted fiction writer and beloved teacher at The Writers Studio. She ran The Writers Studio Reading Series for many years, producing memorable events with extraordinary verve and dedication, including the school’s 30th anniversary event at the Strand Book Store in 2017. Her fiction was published in Five PointsEpiphany and KGB Lit. She was awarded several fellowships in fiction from the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation (Taos, NM), and received a 2015 Honorable Mention from the Pushcart Prize. Isabelle passed away after a long illness on June 8, 2023. She is deeply missed and will always be a part of the school. The Writers Studio launched a scholarship in her honor and awarded scholarships for five students to take ongoing eight-week classes at The Writers Studio.