Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing

Alumna Helen Peppe's New Memoir Reviewed by the Portland Press Herald

Alumna Helen Peppe's new memoir Pigs Can't Swim: A Memoir received a thoughtful review by Tom Atwell at the Portland Press Herald. Read the full review here

Peppe's memoir is a 2014 Indie Introduce and an Indie Next title and will be out in February by Da Capo Press. She is currently working on a YA novel (about horses) I Name You Rockstar, and her second memoir, Chasing the Light (for horse photography). She lives in Maine with her husband and children where she donates her photography to a wide range of animal rescue groups. Although she has a strict rule that she will not adopt any homeless animals she photographs, she has 3 dogs, 2 horses, 5 cats and 4 elderly live-in rabbits.

Peppe will give a reading and sign copies of her book on Tuesday, February 4th, 6:00pm at Harmon's & Barton's in Portland. For more details visit:

A full schedule of her upcoming readings is also available on her website.