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 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 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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