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 July 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS STONECOAST’S OWN LITERARY MAGAZINE, THE STONECOAST REVIEW, SEEKS ALUMNI CONTRIBUTORS AND READERS Consider submitting your work, previously published or new, to Stonecoast Review. We accept and will reprint previously published pieces from Stonecoast alumni only. Here’s a chance to broaden your audience and increase your work’s visibility. Submissions open July 22 on Submittable or …

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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 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 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 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 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 August 2020

ANNOUNCEMENTS This year's Boston Poetry Marathon is taking place online from Thursday, August 6, to Saturday August 8. Stonecoast alumna Bridget Eileen (Poetry, S’09) returns as artistic director of the event for the fourth year running. With the this year's virtual format, even more Stonecoasters will be taking part: former faculty Kazim Ali, Richard Hoffman, and …

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Community News & Updates May 2020

ANNOUNCEMENTS STONECOAST MFA VIRTUAL WRITING SERIES In an effort to connect our community and continue learning together from afar, Stonecoast is launching a monthly writing session led by a faculty member or guest instructor! Aaron Hamburger (Fiction, Creative Nonfiction) kicked off our first session in April with a fantastic Mindfulness and Creative Writing class. We …

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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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