Community News & Updates April 2016

Note from Jenny O'Connell, Community Outreach Coordinator for Stonecoast MFA In 2017, Stonecoast MFA turns fifteen!  We would like to invite you to come celebrate with us at an alumni reunion weekend during one of the 2017 residencies. I'll be working closely with Robin to make sure the alumni weekend is framed around YOU. Please take …

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Community News & Updates March 2016

ALUMNI Karen Bovenmyer (Popular Fiction, S’13) is thrilled her flash “What the Dollhouse Said” was chosen as a top ten by Mocha Memoirs Press for their Women in Horror anthology. Furthermore, her poem “Keep Hugo Stormed” will appear in issue 20 of Eye to the Telescope Magazine. Stonecoast is still one of the best things that has ever …

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Community News & Updates July 2015

ALUMNI Karen Bovenmyer (Popular Fiction, S'13) could not be more thrilled to have two poems “Cadaver Feet” and “Little Bone Robot Boy” appearing in Meercat Press’s My Cruel Invention poetry anthology. “Cadaver Feet” was written for Bonnie Stufflebeam’s Art & Words show and a wonderful painting of the same name was created by Antonio Lanza to match it---both of which Karen included …

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Community News & Updates June 2015

ALUMNI Karen Bovenmyer's (Popular Fiction, S'13) drabble about an unfortunate house cat entitled "What Dolls Eat" will appear in The Were-Traveler in late May/early June. She is most pleased the editor called it "damn creepy" in her acceptance letter. Jennifer Marie Brissett (Popular Fiction, S'11) published a short story "A Song For You" on Motherboard themed from the Donny Hathaway …

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Community News & Updates August 2014

Those in the Stonecoast community who'd like to send a message of support to alum Beth Wilkins Lombardo (Fiction) as she deals with a serious health issue are invited to join the crowd of well-wishers at CaringBridge. Financial donations are being accepted here. ALUMNI Sheila Boneham (Creative Nonfiction / Cross Genre, S’13) has won Prime Number …

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Community News & Updates May 2014

ALUMNI NEWS Karen Bovenmyer's (Popular Fiction, S'13) poem "NeverNever Holes" was published April 10 on ZingaraPoet. Bunny Goodjohn (Poetry, W'07) has creative nonfiction in the latest issue of Pithead Chapel. She has also wrangled a place on the Jessie duPont three-week summer-seminar series entitled "Constructing Childhood: Words and Pictures." Sandra McDonald (Popular Fiction, W'05) sold …

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Community News & Updates March 2014

ALUMNI The young adult novel Being Henry David by Cal Armistead (Fiction, W'07) has been chosen as one of the books for the annual "Illinois Reads" program. Under the auspices of the Illinois Reading Council, this project was created to promote reading for all Illinois citizens, from birth to adult. Thirty-six titles were chosen (Being …

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Community News & Updates November 2013

The first issue of Stonecoast Review, Stonecoast MFA's new literary publication, has just been released. You can read the issue here or purchase the issue here. About Stonecoast Review: The Stonecoast Review is an online literary journal edited by students in the Stonecoast MFA Program in Creative Writing. We are inspired by the Stonecoast program’s goals: …

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