Community News & Updates April 2021

ANNOUNCEMENTS The Stone House Readers' Series is a weekly regular series for alumni, faculty, staff, and current students to share their writing live on Facebook. This is a program run by Troy Myers and Amanda Pleau, class of 2015, to give members of our community a casual and consistent opportunity to connect. Readers are scheduled in advance and …

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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 September 2020

CURRENT STUDENTS Darcie Abbene’s (Fiction) flash fiction “Burn” was published in Capsule Stories Autumn 2020: Burning Up. The story was inspired by the Hayman Fire, Colorado’s largest wildfire. Natalie Harris-Spencer's (Fiction) short story “Fish Out of Water” will be published this month in the fourth annual Issue of Oyster River Pages, under their Emerging Fiction Voices category. In addition, Natalie's ghost story, "Open …

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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 June 2019

ANNOUNCEMENTS Public Events for the Summer 2019 Stonecoast Residency You are invited to join the Stonecoast MFA community for a week of inspiring readings and discussions with Stonecoast’s award-winning faculty and guest writers, June 24-26 and June 28-July 1, at the historic Harraseeket Inn in downtown Freeport, Maine. See the full list of events HERE. FACULTY …

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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 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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AWP 2018

Written by Suzanne Strempek Shea Stonecoast was a boulder of a presence at the recent annual conference of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs. Held at the Tampa Convention Center March 8 to 11, the event was attended by 12,000, and featured 2,000 presenters, and 550 readings, panels and lecture. The largest literary conference …

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