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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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 April 2019

ANNOUNCEMENTS Call for Submissions: Climate Anthology Now it is up to the artists. The scientists have warned us. They have been warning us for fifty years. But we have only 12 years to dramatically reduce our current carbon use before we cross the line into unprecedented climate catastrophe. We---Meghan Sterling and Kathleen Sullivan (Poetry, ’06)---are …

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Community News & Updates December 2018

CURRENT STUDENTS S.M. Mack (Popular Fiction) has published her award-winning short story "The Carrying Beam" and Dan McMinn (Popular Fiction) has published his short story "Public Awareness" alongside original stories and poems by the rest of the Clarion class of 2012 in their fifth collection. Titled The Blue Volume, this collection will help support The …

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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 September 2018

ANNOUNCEMENTS ALUMS Peter Adrian Behravesh (Popular Fiction, W'18) appeared on the August 28th episode of PodCastle as part of a full-cast narration for Ken Liu's story "To the Moon." He was also a program participant at Worldcon 76 in San Jose, where he presented his award-winning essay, "The Vault of Heaven: Science Fiction's Perso-Arabic Origins," and spoke on …

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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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Community News & Updates June 2018

ANNOUNCEMENTS Poetic Voices of Social Justice: A Reading with Martín Espada and Lauren Schmidt Thursday July 12th, 7:00 pm SPACE Gallery, Portland Maine Please join Stonecoast MFA for a reading and discussion with poetry faculty Martín Espada, recent winner of the prestigious Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, and award-winning poet Lauren Schmidt. There will be live …

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Community News & Updates May 2018

ANNOUNCEMENTS Thank you to all who supported the One Month, One Voice campaign to benefit Stonecoast's new Writing for Social Justice Scholarship. Together, we raised over $20,000! If you missed the campaign but would still like to be part of the movement, you can email stonecoastcommunity@maine.edu for information on donating or hosting an event. Thank you for being part …

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