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 March 2021

ANNOUNCEMENTS This year, Stonecoast is thrilled to be launching two bi-monthly series: The Stonecoast WISE Series, which kicked off at the January residency with "The Rhetoric of Rage"---a Task Before Us event where Stonecoast faculty, alumni, and guests discussed the use of rage in writing to fight oppression---continues this March with a reading from January's Stonecoast Alumni Scriptwriting Workshop. Featuring alumni Stacie …

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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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Community News & Updates June 2020

ANNOUNCEMENTS THE STONECOAST MFA VIRTUAL WRITING SERIES Join us Monday, June 8th, 6:00-7:00 p.m. for "Rolled in Sugar: Food as an Entry into a Moment" with Stonecoast Director Justin Tussing. Like Proust's madeleine, we'll talk about food and writing and where both can take us. Link to join is here. The Stonecoast Virtual Writing Series …

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Community News & Updates November 2019

ANNOUNCEMENTS ALUMNI RESIDENCY WORKSHOP: A CROSS-GENRE WORKSHOP IN FICTION AND CREATIVE NONFICTION This January, Stonecoast is offering a personalized writing experience for our Alumni.  Held in conjunction with the Stonecoast winter residency, Susan Conley will lead workshops that get alums to immerse in their writing within a peer setting again. Participants will generate new work as well as discuss …

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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 December 2018

CURRENT STUDENTS S.M. Mack (Popular Fiction) has published her award-winning short story "The Carrying Beam" and Dan McMinn (Popular Fiction) has published his short story "Public Awareness" alongside original stories and poems by the rest of the Clarion class of 2012 in their fifth collection. Titled The Blue Volume, this collection will help support The …

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Community News & Updates November 2018

ALUMS Edible Queens, one of 85 "Edible" magazines across the US and Canada, has made Jillian Abbott’s (Fiction, S’04) popular (almost 16K followers) Instagram blog into a column. The blog explores migration, memory, and what the Welsh call Hiraeth, which means “homesickness for a home to which you cannot return, a home which maybe never was; the …

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Community News & Updates November 2012

ALUMNI NEWS Jennifer Marie Brissett (Popular Fiction) published her essay "The Eleusinian Mysteries of Octavia E. Butler: The Mother-Daughter Struggle in Parable of the Talents" under a Creative Commons license. She withdrew the essay from publication at Strange Horizons; to find out why, read here. Acquainted with the Cold by Lexa Hillyer (Poetry, S'10) comes out tomorrow …

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