Community News & Updates June 2022

ALUMS  Elisabeth Tova Bailey’s (Creative Nonfiction, S’15) memoir The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating was noted in The New York Times article by Margaret Roach, "Where to Find Comfort in a World of Invasive Headlines?" and listed as one of Sy Montgomery’s six favorite books for animal lovers in The Book List in The Week. Also, Amit R. Baishya, …

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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 March 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS SleuthFest 2022 The 2022 SleuthFest mystery writing conference is sponsored by The Florida Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America and is back in person this year from July 7-10. Registration opened February 1st, 2022, and the early registration price ends on April 30th. Panelists and presenters will be eligible for the discounted registration …

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Community News & Updates October 2021

ALUMS  The short film The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating adapted by Elisabeth Tova Bailey (Creative Nonfiction, S’15) from her memoir of the same title, screens this fall at the Princeton Environmental Film Festival. The film can be viewed from October 12-24th at this link. In the upcoming weeks, the film is also part of the Discover …

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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 May 2021

CURRENT STUDENTS Shannon Bowring's (Fiction, Third Semester) flash story "Avian Elegies" has been selected for publication in Best Small Fictions 2021. The story originally appeared in Waterwheel Review in December 2020. FACULTY   JJ Amaworo Wilson's (Fiction, Popular Fiction) new novel, Nazaré, will be published on September 14, 2021, by PM Press. The novel, inspired by the Arab Spring, …

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Community News & Updates April 2021

ANNOUNCEMENTS The Stone House Readers' Series is a weekly regular series for alumni, faculty, staff, and current students to share their writing live on Facebook. This is a program run by Troy Myers and Amanda Pleau, class of 2015, to give members of our community a casual and consistent opportunity to connect. Readers are scheduled in advance and …

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Community News & Updates November 2020

ANNOUNCEMENTS Stonecoast Alumni Scriptwriting Workshop: The Next Step - Rehearsing your Script! - Winter 2021!! Instructors: Tom Coash (Scriptwriting/Playwright) and Jeni Mahoney (Scriptwriting/Artistic Director of the Seven Devils New Play Foundry) A huge part of scriptwriting is learning to collaborate and glean valuable information about your script during the rehearsal process. Being in a room …

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Community News & Updates September 2020

CURRENT STUDENTS Darcie Abbene’s (Fiction) flash fiction “Burn” was published in Capsule Stories Autumn 2020: Burning Up. The story was inspired by the Hayman Fire, Colorado’s largest wildfire. Natalie Harris-Spencer's (Fiction) short story “Fish Out of Water” will be published this month in the fourth annual Issue of Oyster River Pages, under their Emerging Fiction Voices category. In addition, Natalie's ghost story, "Open …

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