Community News & Updates September 2021

ANNOUNCEMENTS Registration Open for September 11 Virtual Writers’ Conference of Northern Appalachia Writers are invited to attend the 2021 Virtual Writers’ Conference of Northern Appalachia (WCoNA) on Saturday, September 11, founded by Stonecoast grad PJ Piccirillo (Fiction, S’04). Workshops and readings will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with an evening session of attendees’ readings …

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Community News & Updates June 2021

ANNOUNCEMENTS Issue 15 of Stonecoast Review will be on sale during and after June residency. From the gorgeous covers to the angst-filled poems and stories inside, this issue holds a mirror up to the last crazy-Covid year. The SCR team did a phenomenal job putting this together and it is stunning. Copies will be available for purchase …

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Community News & Updates March 2021

ANNOUNCEMENTS This year, Stonecoast is thrilled to be launching two bi-monthly series: The Stonecoast WISE Series, which kicked off at the January residency with "The Rhetoric of Rage"---a Task Before Us event where Stonecoast faculty, alumni, and guests discussed the use of rage in writing to fight oppression---continues this March with a reading from January's Stonecoast Alumni Scriptwriting Workshop. Featuring alumni Stacie …

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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 January 2021

ANNOUNCEMENTS Stonecoast MFA 2021 Winter Residency Join the Stonecoast MFA 2021 winter residency January 7-17th, 2021 for a week of inspiring readings and discussions! Evening events are free and open to the public and will be hosted online through Zoom. View the schedule and register here. Stonecoast Tidings If you'd like to receive Stonecoast's quarterly newsletter featuring faculty interviews, …

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Community News & Updates December 2020

ANNOUNCEMENTS STONECOAST ALUMNI WINTER 2021 SCRIPTWRITING WORKSHOP: THE NEXT STEP--REHEARSING YOUR SCRIPT! As part of Stonecoast’s offerings at our January 2021 Virtual MFA Residency, alums are invited to sign up for “The Rehearsal Experience” with Stonecoast MFA faculty member and playwright Tom Coash and guest playwright-director Jeni Mahoney---a 3-day workshop with access to the entire winter residency. More information …

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Community News & Updates July 2020

FACULTY John Florio (Creative Nonfiction, Popular Fiction, Writing for Social Change) wrote his latest piece on sports and civil rights for The Nation: “When the KKK Played Against an All-Black Baseball Team.” His next book will be for young adults and is slated for release in 2021. Doomed: The Tragic Story of Sacco & Vanzetti tells the controversial story of …

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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 May 2019

ANNOUNCEMENTS One Voice: Stonecoast’s 2nd Annual Open Mic May 7th, 2019 Celebrate the greater Stonecoast MFA literary community at our second annual One Voice open-mic event, Tuesday, May 7th, 7:00 p.m. at Oxbow Blending and Bottling in Portland’s East End. Sign up here to share a three-minute reading of your original work. (Space is limited, …

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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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