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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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 February 2019

ANNOUNCEMENTS Iota: Short Prose Conference is now open to students and alumni of Stonecoast MFA. (Applications don't open for everyone else until February 8!) The creation of Stonecoast graduate Penny Guisinger (Creative Nonfiction, S’13), Iota will stage on Campobello Island from August 16-19, 2019, with faculty Arielle Greenberg and Richard Blanco. Iota is also thrilled …

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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 August 2018

ALUMS Elizabeth Beechwood (Popular Fiction, S’14) is pleased to announce that her short story “The Painted Ponies of Wiley Creek” was featured by Not a Pipe Publishing for their Year of Publishing Women’s Short Stories series. Ted Deppe and others at the January ’18 Ireland Residency might recognize it---thanks for all your suggestions and encouragement! Peter Adrian Behravesh …

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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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