Community News & Updates May 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS From Rick Bass (Creative Nonfiction, Fiction Faculty) Dear Stonecoast-community-working-for-Yaak,(Pardon the inelegance of that phrasing. Any ideas? Poets?)So much for your continued and spirited defense of the Yaak Valley and our proposal for the country’s first Climate Refuge to be located there, dedicated to the storage of carbon in old Forest, ancient forest, and focus …

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Community News & Updates April 2022

ALUMS  “Kangaroo Flat,” Jillian Abbott’s (Popular Fiction, S’04) TV pilot script, was a finalist in the Boston Screenplay Awards. Emma Bouthillette (Creative Nonfiction, S'12) is featured on the Franco-American Pathways Podcast in conversation with Dr. Libby Bischof, Executive Director of the Osher Map Library at the University of Southern Maine. Together, they explore the growth of Biddeford's …

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Community News & Updates March 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS SleuthFest 2022 The 2022 SleuthFest mystery writing conference is sponsored by The Florida Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America and is back in person this year from July 7-10. Registration opened February 1st, 2022, and the early registration price ends on April 30th. Panelists and presenters will be eligible for the discounted registration …

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Community News & Updates February 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS WCoNA 2022 Conference The third WCoNA Writers Conference of Northern Appalachia(R), founded by alum PJ Piccirillo (Fiction, S’04) in 2018, will take place at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh on March 11-13, 2022. Lee Gutkind, Vanity Fair's "Godfather of Nonfiction," and Edgar Award winner Kathleen George are keynotes. 25+ presenters will host craft discussions, round …

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Community News & Updates January 2022

CURRENT STUDENTS Shannon L. Bowring’s (Fiction, 4th semester) short hybrid piece “Avian Elegies,” originally published in the December 2020 edition of Waterwheel Review, can now also be found in the print anthology The Best Small Fictions 2021. Shannon is looking forward to two new pieces being published in January, in Permafrost Magazine and Burningword Literary Journal. ALUMS  Darcie Abbene (Fiction/Nonfiction, S’21) recently …

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Community News & Updates December 2021

ANNOUNCEMENTS 2021 Alumni Reading SeriesJoin Stonecoast in celebrating our 2021 alumni authors! We'll be hosting two virtual readings to showcase the work of nine alumni authors who published a book this year. Thursday, December 2nd RSVP: https://forms.gle/TXaExgXhupNGsuhs9 Thursday, December 9th RSVP: https://forms.gle/iKsvihPcM5vFH2ia9 The Stone House Readers' SeriesThe Stone House Readers' Series hosted by Troy Myers …

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Community News & Updates November 2021

ANNOUNCEMENTS Independent producer Mike Jacoby is looking to partner with a writer on a nonfiction book based on the dramatic life story of Mel Dwork, the first World War II veteran to have his discharge upgraded from "dishonorable" (initially given on the basis of his being gay) to "honorable." Mike has audio interviews and other …

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Community News & Updates October 2021

ALUMS  The short film The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating adapted by Elisabeth Tova Bailey (Creative Nonfiction, S’15) from her memoir of the same title, screens this fall at the Princeton Environmental Film Festival. The film can be viewed from October 12-24th at this link. In the upcoming weeks, the film is also part of the Discover …

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Community News & Updates September 2021

ANNOUNCEMENTS Registration Open for September 11 Virtual Writers’ Conference of Northern Appalachia Writers are invited to attend the 2021 Virtual Writers’ Conference of Northern Appalachia (WCoNA) on Saturday, September 11, founded by Stonecoast grad PJ Piccirillo (Fiction, S’04). Workshops and readings will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with an evening session of attendees’ readings …

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Community News & Updates August 2021

ANNOUNCEMENTS The Boston Poetry Marathon is back again for 2021, though remaining online for another year. The 3-day summertime poetry reading festival takes place from August 5-7, on Thursday and Friday night starting at 6:00 p.m. and all day Saturday starting at noon.  Bridget Eileen (Poetry, W'09) returns as artistic director for the 5th year in …

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