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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Community News & Updates July 2021

ALUMS  Darcie Abbene (Fiction, S’21) was a finalist for the Vermont Writer’s Prize for her essay “Reverse-os.” Darcie has spent the last few months writing book reviews for Kirkus Reviews, Necessary Fiction, and Split Rock Review. Her braided essay “Brave” is forthcoming in the summer issue of Whitefish Review. Jill Abbott (Popular Fiction, S’04) will be presenting at …

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Community News & Updates February 2021

CURRENT STUDENTS Shannon Bowring's (Fiction, Third semester) short experimental piece "Avian Elegies" has been nominated by Waterwheel Review for Best Small Fictions 2020. In addition, one of Shannon's stories from her linked collection (a work-in-progress) was selected as a finalist in the fiction category of the 50th New Millennium Writing Awards. FACULTY Faith Adiele’s (Creative Nonfiction) latest essay, …

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Community News & Updates May 2020

ANNOUNCEMENTS STONECOAST MFA VIRTUAL WRITING SERIES In an effort to connect our community and continue learning together from afar, Stonecoast is launching a monthly writing session led by a faculty member or guest instructor! Aaron Hamburger (Fiction, Creative Nonfiction) kicked off our first session in April with a fantastic Mindfulness and Creative Writing class. We …

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Community News & Updates April 2020

Hope everyone is staying safe! CURRENT STUDENTS Natalie Harris-Spencer’s (Fiction) short story “Labor Day Weekend” will be published on April 21st in Volume 2 of Allegory Ridge's fiction anthology, Archipelago. Allegory Ridge is a magazine for open-minded millennials that publishes travel writing, short stories, poetry, artwork, photography, and personal essays. FACULTY The German edition of JJ Amaworo …

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Community News & Updates April 2019

ANNOUNCEMENTS Call for Submissions: Climate Anthology Now it is up to the artists. The scientists have warned us. They have been warning us for fifty years. But we have only 12 years to dramatically reduce our current carbon use before we cross the line into unprecedented climate catastrophe. We---Meghan Sterling and Kathleen Sullivan (Poetry, ’06)---are …

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Community News & Updates January 2019

ANNOUNCEMENTS The Task Before Us: Writing Truth to Power Stonecoast MFA invites you to join Pulitzer Prize finalist Martín Espada (Poetry, Writing for Social Change) and award-winning writer Cheryl Clarke for an interactive discussion interrogating the intersection of creative writing and participatory democracy. Join us at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 18th, at the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport, …

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Community News & Updates September 2018

ANNOUNCEMENTS ALUMS Peter Adrian Behravesh (Popular Fiction, W'18) appeared on the August 28th episode of PodCastle as part of a full-cast narration for Ken Liu's story "To the Moon." He was also a program participant at Worldcon 76 in San Jose, where he presented his award-winning essay, "The Vault of Heaven: Science Fiction's Perso-Arabic Origins," and spoke on …

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Community News & Updates July 2018

ANNOUNCEMENTS Poetic Voices for Social Justice Join us at SPACE Gallery on Thursday, July 12th, where Stonecoast MFA faculty member Martín Espada---recent winner of the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, Pulitzer Prize finalist, American Book Award winner and National Book Critics Circle nominee---will give a public reading alongside Lauren Marie Schmidt, author of three collections of poetry including Psalms of …

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Community News & Updates May 2018

ANNOUNCEMENTS Thank you to all who supported the One Month, One Voice campaign to benefit Stonecoast's new Writing for Social Justice Scholarship. Together, we raised over $20,000! If you missed the campaign but would still like to be part of the movement, you can email stonecoastcommunity@maine.edu for information on donating or hosting an event. Thank you for being part …

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