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Stonecoast Reading Series: Writing Nature at Stonecoast

Stonecoast Reading Series: Writing Nature at Stonecoast

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: 
Local Sprouts, 649 Congress Street, Portland
Contact Name: 
Robin Talbot
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4428
Contact Email: 
rtalbot@usm.maine.edu

Wednesday, August 28th - Writing Nature at Stonecoast: an Evening of Creative Nonfiction about Nature featuring faculty member Jaed Muncharoen Coffin. 7:00pm at Local Sprouts, 649 Congress Street, Portland, ME.

Jaed Muncharoen Coffin (Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Writing for Social Change) is the author of the memoir A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants (Da Capo Press/ Perseus 08) which chronicles the time he spent as a Buddhist monk in his mother's native village in Thailand. Reviewed in The Los Angeles Times and in a cover story in the Boston GlobeA Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants is now taught in the multicultural curriculum at several colleges and universities including Brown, St. Michael's, Middlebury, and University of Maine, Farmington. Jaed was recently honored as a resident fellow at The Island Institute in Sitka, Alaska, where he researched his forthcoming novel, Roughhouse Friday (based on his career as the middleweight champion of an Alaskan barroom boxing circuit). A recipient of a Maine Literary Award, a Ron Brown Fellowship, and a Meyer Grant, Jaed has recently accepted fellowships at The Breadloaf School of English and Franklin & Marshall’s 2009 Emerging Writers Festival. A native of Brunswick, Jaed holds a BA in Philosophy from Middlebury College and an MFA in Fiction from Stonecoast. He now lives in Portland, Maine. 

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 
 
 
 
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