Community News & Updates August 2021

ANNOUNCEMENTS The Boston Poetry Marathon is back again for 2021, though remaining online for another year. The 3-day summertime poetry reading festival takes place from August 5-7, on Thursday and Friday night starting at 6:00 p.m. and all day Saturday starting at noon.  Bridget Eileen (Poetry, W'09) returns as artistic director for the 5th year in …

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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 October 2017

READINGS The Stonecoast MFA community will host a special fall reading event at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 18th, at Arts at the Armory in Somerville, MA. The featured readers will be: Elizabeth Searle (Faculty, Fiction, Popular Fiction, Scriptwriting), author of five books of fiction, most recently We Got Him, and the librettist of Tonya …

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Community News & Updates August 2017

ALUMS Karen Bovenmyer’s (Popular Fiction, S’13) epic dragon-warrior poem “Fire Lover” will appear in a future issue of Heroic Fantasy Quarterly. Her flash-fiction alien-possession story “Like a Soul,” which first appeared in Stonecoast Review #1, has been reprinted in Descansos: Words from the Wayside, ed. Susannah Carlson (Niles, CA: Darkhouse Books, July 3 2017). Katie Bryski (Popular …

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Community News & Updates June 2017

UPCOMING READINGS Lissa Kiernan (Poetry, S’11), founding director, Poetry Barn, is pleased to announce a reading of Stonecoast faculty and alumni Jeanne Marie Beaumont, Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, Cait Johnson, and Elizabeth Searle, on August 18th at the Woodstock Public Library, Woodstock, NY. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Andrea Lani (Fiction, W’14), co-editor of the Literary Reflections department at Literary Mama, seeks essays by …

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Community News & Updates July 2016

ALUMS Eric M. Bosarge (Popular Fiction, W'12) is thrilled to announce the release of his novel, The Time Train. He is doing a book signing at Longfellow Books in Portland, Maine, on July 12th at 7:00 p.m. Karen Bovenmyer (Popular Fiction, S'13) is pleased to announce a new issue of Escape Artist's Mothership Zeta Magazine (#4) will publish in July …

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Community News & Updates May 2015

Stonecoast in Ireland Stonecoast in Ireland will host its 20th residency in January 2016. Information and applications are available from Ted Deppe at theodore.deppe@maine.edu. The deadline for applying is 14 May 2015. Alumni Sheila Boneham (Creative Nonfiction/Cross Genre, S’13) is honored to have learned that guest editor Rebecca Skloot has selected Sheila's essay "A Question of …

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Community News & Updates April 2015

ALUMNI "Stone Dove" by Elizabeth Beechwood (Popular Fiction, S'14) was featured in Crossed Genres. Stonecoast poetry alum Kathleen Cerveny (S ‘14) will be having her Farewell Poetry Reading as Poet Laureate of Cleveland Heights on Saturday, April 18th. Reading with her will be her Stonecoast mentor Jeanne Marie Beaumont (Poetry). The event will be held at 7:30 pm in the Heights …

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Community News & Updates November 2014

ALUMNI Erin Lyn Bodin (Fiction S'14) published the title essay of her thesis, "Art of Being Light," in Kindred Magazine's Fall 2014 Issue: Gather. Erin is also thrilled to announce that she's been granted a 2015 A Room of Her Own Foundation Fellowship and will attend the Waves Discussion Series/2015 Retreat: Writing Against the Current. …

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Community News & Updates September 2014

ALUMNI Patricia Barletta (Popular Fiction, W'12) has just signed a contract with Lachesis Publishing for her Stonecoast thesis, Moon Dark, a paranormal historical romance. The novel will be released in 2015. Eric M. Bosarge (Popular Fiction, W'12) is pleased to announce his short story Adytum appeared in volume two of The Darkness Internal published by Voluted Tales. Karen Bovenmyer (Popular …

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