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 February 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS WCoNA 2022 Conference The third WCoNA Writers Conference of Northern Appalachia(R), founded by alum PJ Piccirillo (Fiction, S’04) in 2018, will take place at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh on March 11-13, 2022. Lee Gutkind, Vanity Fair's "Godfather of Nonfiction," and Edgar Award winner Kathleen George are keynotes. 25+ presenters will host craft discussions, round …

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Community News & Updates January 2022

CURRENT STUDENTS Shannon L. Bowring’s (Fiction, 4th semester) short hybrid piece “Avian Elegies,” originally published in the December 2020 edition of Waterwheel Review, can now also be found in the print anthology The Best Small Fictions 2021. Shannon is looking forward to two new pieces being published in January, in Permafrost Magazine and Burningword Literary Journal. ALUMS  Darcie Abbene (Fiction/Nonfiction, S’21) recently …

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Community News & Updates December 2021

ANNOUNCEMENTS 2021 Alumni Reading SeriesJoin Stonecoast in celebrating our 2021 alumni authors! We'll be hosting two virtual readings to showcase the work of nine alumni authors who published a book this year. Thursday, December 2nd RSVP: https://forms.gle/TXaExgXhupNGsuhs9 Thursday, December 9th RSVP: https://forms.gle/iKsvihPcM5vFH2ia9 The Stone House Readers' SeriesThe Stone House Readers' Series hosted by Troy Myers …

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Community News & Updates September 2021

ANNOUNCEMENTS Registration Open for September 11 Virtual Writers’ Conference of Northern Appalachia Writers are invited to attend the 2021 Virtual Writers’ Conference of Northern Appalachia (WCoNA) on Saturday, September 11, founded by Stonecoast grad PJ Piccirillo (Fiction, S’04). Workshops and readings will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with an evening session of attendees’ readings …

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Community News & Updates January 2020

HAPPY NEW YEAR! ANNOUNCEMENTS News from Stonecoast Join the Stonecoast MFA community for a week of inspiring readings and discussions with Stonecoast’s award-winning faculty and guest writers, January 10-13th and 15-18th at the historic Harraseeket Inn in downtown Freeport, Maine. The weeklong series includes flash faculty and guest readings, a conversation on the possibilities and …

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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 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 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 January 2015

Happy New Year! ALUMNI Sheila Boneham (Creative Nonfiction/Cross Genre, S'13) had a lovely December. Her essay "A Question of Corvids," winner of the 2014 Prime Number Magazine Creative Nonfiction Award, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and for the Best American Science and Nature Writing anthology. Her novel The Money Bird (Midnight Ink, 2013) is a finalist …

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