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 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 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 May 2021

CURRENT STUDENTS Shannon Bowring's (Fiction, Third Semester) flash story "Avian Elegies" has been selected for publication in Best Small Fictions 2021. The story originally appeared in Waterwheel Review in December 2020. FACULTY   JJ Amaworo Wilson's (Fiction, Popular Fiction) new novel, Nazaré, will be published on September 14, 2021, by PM Press. The novel, inspired by the Arab Spring, …

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Community News & Updates January 2020

HAPPY NEW YEAR! ANNOUNCEMENTS News from Stonecoast Join the Stonecoast MFA community for a week of inspiring readings and discussions with Stonecoast’s award-winning faculty and guest writers, January 10-13th and 15-18th at the historic Harraseeket Inn in downtown Freeport, Maine. The weeklong series includes flash faculty and guest readings, a conversation on the possibilities and …

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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 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 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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Community News & Updates April 2018

ANNOUNCEMENTS On April 13th from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Quiet City Books in Lewiston, Maine, will host "Between Fear and Hope: Readings from Local Writers." Among the readers are Stonecoast alum Josh Gauthier (Popular Fiction, S’17), and graduating students Meredith MacEachern (Popular Fiction) and Anthony Marvullo (Creative Nonfiction). The event is free and open to the public. See …

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Community News & Updates February 2018

ANNOUNCEMENT This year, a number of Stonecoast’s Popular Fiction students, alumni, and faculty are program participants at Boskone, New England’s longest running science fiction convention, which takes place February 16-18, 2018, at the Westin Waterfront Hotel in Boston, MA. For more information about Boskone, please visit www.boskone.org, and to view the list of program items that feature a Stonecoast …

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