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 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 October 2016

ATTENTION: ALUMNI The 2017 Stonecoast Alumni Reunion Committee wants to hear from you! Led by co-chairs Penny Guisinger (Creative Nonfiction, S’13), Frank Ard (Popular Fiction, S'14), Peter Maskaluk (Fiction, '13), Elli Meeropol (Fiction, W’06), and Mihku Anderson (Fiction, S’10), Stonecoast is excited to celebrate 15 years in the literary community. Please fill out this brief survey with your …

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Community News & Updates September 2016

ALUMS The paperback edition of Elisabeth Tova Bailey’s (Creative Nonfiction, S‘15) book, The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating, launches September 6th. Karen Bovenmyer (Popular Fiction, S’13) has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Scholarship ($2500 professional development funds) by the Horror Writers Association. She owes her Stonecoast mentors and classmates so very much …

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Community News & Updates May 2016

ALUMS Karen Bovenmyer (Popular Fiction, S’13) has 7 pieces of exciting news this month. Her new short story "Snow as White as Skin as White as Snow” has been accepted into fellow alumni Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam’s Art & Words Show---Karen is so very excited to participate in the show again!!!! Also, Karen’s haunted house flash “So Normal and Unwritten” (reprint) is …

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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 January 2016

ALUMS Elisabeth Tova Bailey (Creative Nonfiction, S'15) received a 2016 National Endowment of the Arts fellowship. There were 1,763 submissions this year and 37 fellowships awarded. NEA press release can be viewed here. Sheila Boneham (Creative Nonfiction/Cross Genre, S'13) is delighted to share that Catwalk, the third book in her Animals in Focus Mystery series from Midnight Ink, …

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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 August 2015

ANNOUNCEMENT: THREE ALUMNI OPPORTUNITIES TEACHING APPRENTICESHIPS Alums with a special interest in creative writing pedagogy may apply for a teaching apprenticeship. Apprentices will work closely with a workshop leader, contact students with workshop updates, assign readings, and review student reading responses and evaluations. Apprentices must also teach one seminar on teaching/pedagogy and are asked to …

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