Community News & Updates February 2023

ANNOUNCEMENTS July 13–16, 2023---Attention: Published and Aspiring Writers: Join us for the first annual Mesa Verde Writers Conference! Immerse yourself in wilderness and beauty in a town that is the gateway to Mesa Verde National Park. Mountain vistas and dark, starry nights. Live music and bonfire on Saturday night. Location: Harmony Barn, Mancos, Colorado (mountain …

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Community News & Updates January 2023

ALUMS  Peter Adrian Behravesh's (Popular Fiction, W'18) short story "The Moon and Mahasti" (originally published in Holy C.O.W.: SF Stories from the Center of the World) was reprinted in StarShipSofa. This is the first time one of Peter's stories has been narrated. You can listen to it here. J Brooke (Poetry, S’19) is THRILLED to be returning to …

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Community News & Updates November 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS 2023 AWP MINI-REUNION Our fearless leader, Robin Talbot, and Stonecoast alums Amy Martin (Creative Nonfiction, W’12) and Melody Fuller (Creative Nonfiction, S’12) are exploring the possibility of having a mini-reunion-get-together at the 2023 AWP Conference and Bookfair in Seattle, Washington (March 8-11). Interested alums, faculty, staff, and current students, please contact Amy Martin by November 15, 2022, at punchyoguts@gmail.com, …

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Community News & Updates October 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS A CELEBRATION OF NATIVE WRITERS October 4, 2022, 7:00 p.m.-8:15 p.m. Join the Maine literary community for a night of conversation and readings by three critically acclaimed Native writers working in different genres and coming from different nations. Stonecoast Fiction faculty and Winter '19 alum Morgan Talty (Night of the Living Rez), Terese Marie Mailhot (Heart Berries), …

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Community News & Updates September 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS STONECOAST Stonecoast wants to help writers find their way to our supportive literary community. That's why we're reaching out to the best ambassadors the program has: You. If you know someone who is interested in applying, now is the time to give them a nudge. September 1st is the priority deadline for new applicants. We're on the lookout for unique voices. …

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Community News & Updates August 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS THE BOSTON POETRY MARATHON The Boston Poetry Marathon is back again for 2022, from August 5-7, and this year is a special hybrid event. Saturday and Sunday will be in-person at our 2019 venue, the Community Church of Boston in Copley Square. Friday will be online only. The entire event will be streamed to the Boston Poetry Marathon YouTube …

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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 February 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS WCoNA 2022 Conference The third WCoNA Writers Conference of Northern Appalachia(R), founded by alum PJ Piccirillo (Fiction, S’04) in 2018, will take place at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh on March 11-13, 2022. Lee Gutkind, Vanity Fair's "Godfather of Nonfiction," and Edgar Award winner Kathleen George are keynotes. 25+ presenters will host craft discussions, round …

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Community News & Updates January 2022

CURRENT STUDENTS Shannon L. Bowring’s (Fiction, 4th semester) short hybrid piece “Avian Elegies,” originally published in the December 2020 edition of Waterwheel Review, can now also be found in the print anthology The Best Small Fictions 2021. Shannon is looking forward to two new pieces being published in January, in Permafrost Magazine and Burningword Literary Journal. ALUMS  Darcie Abbene (Fiction/Nonfiction, S’21) recently …

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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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