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 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 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 October 2018

ALUMS Peter Adrian Behravesh (Popular Fiction, W'18) narrated Y. M. Pang's story "Subtle Ways Each Time" for the September 20 episode of Escape Pod. You can listen to it here. Shawna Borman (Popular Fiction, W'15) is pleased to announce that her short story "Lying Eyes" has been chosen to appear in Road Kill: Texas Horror by Texas Writers, …

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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 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 May 2017

STONECOAST REUNION 2017 Please mark your calendars for the Stonecoast reunion, July 14-17 in Brunswick, Maine! The planning committee has been hard at work, and we're excited to announce the schedule of events. We'd like to thank all of you who submitted proposals for readings and seminars! We are proud to feature readings by Julia Munemo, Tony Pisculli, …

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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 February 2016

ALUMS Karen Bovenmyer (Popular Fiction, S'13) is ecstatic to announce she has signed a contract with a small press for her 26k word novella “Swift for the Sun” (historical pirate adventure/romance) which will be released under a pseudonym in the first quarter of 2017. It’s the biggest advance and largest royalties percentage she’s ever signed …

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