Community News & Updates May 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS From Rick Bass (Creative Nonfiction, Fiction Faculty) Dear Stonecoast-community-working-for-Yaak,(Pardon the inelegance of that phrasing. Any ideas? Poets?)So much for your continued and spirited defense of the Yaak Valley and our proposal for the country’s first Climate Refuge to be located there, dedicated to the storage of carbon in old Forest, ancient forest, and focus …

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Community News & Updates March 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS SleuthFest 2022 The 2022 SleuthFest mystery writing conference is sponsored by The Florida Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America and is back in person this year from July 7-10. Registration opened February 1st, 2022, and the early registration price ends on April 30th. Panelists and presenters will be eligible for the discounted registration …

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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 August 2021

ANNOUNCEMENTS The Boston Poetry Marathon is back again for 2021, though remaining online for another year. The 3-day summertime poetry reading festival takes place from August 5-7, on Thursday and Friday night starting at 6:00 p.m. and all day Saturday starting at noon.  Bridget Eileen (Poetry, W'09) returns as artistic director for the 5th year in …

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Community News & Updates July 2021

ALUMS  Darcie Abbene (Fiction, S’21) was a finalist for the Vermont Writer’s Prize for her essay “Reverse-os.” Darcie has spent the last few months writing book reviews for Kirkus Reviews, Necessary Fiction, and Split Rock Review. Her braided essay “Brave” is forthcoming in the summer issue of Whitefish Review. Jill Abbott (Popular Fiction, S’04) will be presenting at …

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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 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 November 2020

ANNOUNCEMENTS Stonecoast Alumni Scriptwriting Workshop: The Next Step - Rehearsing your Script! - Winter 2021!! Instructors: Tom Coash (Scriptwriting/Playwright) and Jeni Mahoney (Scriptwriting/Artistic Director of the Seven Devils New Play Foundry) A huge part of scriptwriting is learning to collaborate and glean valuable information about your script during the rehearsal process. Being in a room …

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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 June 2020

ANNOUNCEMENTS THE STONECOAST MFA VIRTUAL WRITING SERIES Join us Monday, June 8th, 6:00-7:00 p.m. for "Rolled in Sugar: Food as an Entry into a Moment" with Stonecoast Director Justin Tussing. Like Proust's madeleine, we'll talk about food and writing and where both can take us. Link to join is here. The Stonecoast Virtual Writing Series …

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