Community News & Updates February 2021

CURRENT STUDENTS Shannon Bowring's (Fiction, Third semester) short experimental piece "Avian Elegies" has been nominated by Waterwheel Review for Best Small Fictions 2020. In addition, one of Shannon's stories from her linked collection (a work-in-progress) was selected as a finalist in the fiction category of the 50th New Millennium Writing Awards. FACULTY Faith Adiele’s (Creative Nonfiction) latest essay, …

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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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Community News & Updates December 2019

FACULTY The French translation of JJ Amaworo Wilson's (Fiction, Popular Fiction, Writing for Social Change) novel Damnificados, entitled Les Dévastés and translated by Camille Nivelle, has won the Prix Révélation de Traduction from Société des Gens de Lettres. The ceremony takes place in Paris on December 3rd, 2019. Stonecoast faculty member Tobias S. Buckell (Popular Fiction) and co-author …

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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 January 2019

ANNOUNCEMENTS The Task Before Us: Writing Truth to Power Stonecoast MFA invites you to join Pulitzer Prize finalist Martín Espada (Poetry, Writing for Social Change) and award-winning writer Cheryl Clarke for an interactive discussion interrogating the intersection of creative writing and participatory democracy. Join us at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 18th, at the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport, …

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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 April 2016

Note from Jenny O'Connell, Community Outreach Coordinator for Stonecoast MFA In 2017, Stonecoast MFA turns fifteen!  We would like to invite you to come celebrate with us at an alumni reunion weekend during one of the 2017 residencies. I'll be working closely with Robin to make sure the alumni weekend is framed around YOU. Please take …

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Community News & Updates October 2015

ALUMNI Sheila Boneham (Creative Nonfiction/Cross Genre, S’13) is pleased to announce the release of Shepherd's Crook, her fourth Animals in Focus mystery from Midnight Ink. Her essay "A Question of Corvids" will also appear this month in the 2015 Best American Science and Nature Writing anthology edited by Rebecca Skloot, and her poem "Spin" will be appear in 27 Views of …

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Community News & Updates July 2015

ALUMNI Karen Bovenmyer (Popular Fiction, S'13) could not be more thrilled to have two poems “Cadaver Feet” and “Little Bone Robot Boy” appearing in Meercat Press’s My Cruel Invention poetry anthology. “Cadaver Feet” was written for Bonnie Stufflebeam’s Art & Words show and a wonderful painting of the same name was created by Antonio Lanza to match it---both of which Karen included …

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