Community News & Updates March 2019

CURRENT STUDENTS After some winter residency prepping growing pains (read trauma), and mixed-genre "Extreme Workshop" epiphany, Nina B. Lichtenstein (Creative Nonfiction) wrote about the importance of reading outside our genre instead of doing her qualitative residency response. Happily for her, Brevity picked it up for their blog on the craft of writing. FACULTY The film version …

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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 August 2018

ALUMS Elizabeth Beechwood (Popular Fiction, S’14) is pleased to announce that her short story “The Painted Ponies of Wiley Creek” was featured by Not a Pipe Publishing for their Year of Publishing Women’s Short Stories series. Ted Deppe and others at the January ’18 Ireland Residency might recognize it---thanks for all your suggestions and encouragement! Peter Adrian Behravesh …

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Community News & Updates May 2018

ANNOUNCEMENTS Thank you to all who supported the One Month, One Voice campaign to benefit Stonecoast's new Writing for Social Justice Scholarship. Together, we raised over $20,000! If you missed the campaign but would still like to be part of the movement, you can email stonecoastcommunity@maine.edu for information on donating or hosting an event. Thank you for being part …

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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 February 2017

ALUMS Karen Bovenmyer’s (Popular Fiction, S’13) thrilled to announce her first novel, an LGBT romantic pirate adventure set in 1822 Caribbean, Swift for the Sun, now has a cover (by the amazing Anna Sikorska) and a release date: March 27, 2017, from Dreamspinner Press. Karen’s also sold a 300-word prose poem featuring marooned interstellar spies called “Save Our Souls” to Silver …

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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 August 2016

ALUMNI Elisabeth Tova Bailey (Creative Nonfiction, S’15) will have an essay in the forthcoming anthology Nature, Love, Medicine, edited by Tom Fleischner, to be published by Torrey House Press. Patricia Barletta (Popular Fiction, W'12) will be presenting a workshop, based on her graduation presentation on using body language in fiction, at the Connecticut Romance Writers' mini-conference, …

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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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