Community News & Updates June 2022

ALUMS  Elisabeth Tova Bailey’s (Creative Nonfiction, S’15) memoir The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating was noted in The New York Times article by Margaret Roach, "Where to Find Comfort in a World of Invasive Headlines?" and listed as one of Sy Montgomery’s six favorite books for animal lovers in The Book List in The Week. Also, Amit R. Baishya, …

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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 June 2020

ANNOUNCEMENTS THE STONECOAST MFA VIRTUAL WRITING SERIES Join us Monday, June 8th, 6:00-7:00 p.m. for "Rolled in Sugar: Food as an Entry into a Moment" with Stonecoast Director Justin Tussing. Like Proust's madeleine, we'll talk about food and writing and where both can take us. Link to join is here. The Stonecoast Virtual Writing Series …

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Community News & Updates February 2020

ANNOUNCEMENTS Alumnus Jacob Strunk (Fiction, W’07) has undergone heart surgery in January and some Stonecoasters are among those supporting a GoFundMe effort right now to help with expenses. If you’d like to donate, visit Jacob’s Big Dumb Heart. BOSKONE 2020 This year’s Boskone---New England’s longest running science fiction convention---features many Stonecoast faculty and alumni on …

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Community News & Updates January 2020

HAPPY NEW YEAR! ANNOUNCEMENTS News from Stonecoast Join the Stonecoast MFA community for a week of inspiring readings and discussions with Stonecoast’s award-winning faculty and guest writers, January 10-13th and 15-18th at the historic Harraseeket Inn in downtown Freeport, Maine. The weeklong series includes flash faculty and guest readings, a conversation on the possibilities and …

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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 February 2019

ANNOUNCEMENTS Iota: Short Prose Conference is now open to students and alumni of Stonecoast MFA. (Applications don't open for everyone else until February 8!) The creation of Stonecoast graduate Penny Guisinger (Creative Nonfiction, S’13), Iota will stage on Campobello Island from August 16-19, 2019, with faculty Arielle Greenberg and Richard Blanco. Iota is also thrilled …

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Community News & Updates November 2018

ALUMS Edible Queens, one of 85 "Edible" magazines across the US and Canada, has made Jillian Abbott’s (Fiction, S’04) popular (almost 16K followers) Instagram blog into a column. The blog explores migration, memory, and what the Welsh call Hiraeth, which means “homesickness for a home to which you cannot return, a home which maybe never was; the …

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Community News & Updates August 2018

ALUMS Elizabeth Beechwood (Popular Fiction, S’14) is pleased to announce that her short story “The Painted Ponies of Wiley Creek” was featured by Not a Pipe Publishing for their Year of Publishing Women’s Short Stories series. Ted Deppe and others at the January ’18 Ireland Residency might recognize it---thanks for all your suggestions and encouragement! Peter Adrian Behravesh …

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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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