Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing

Elizabeth Searle

Fiction, Popular Fiction, Scriptwriting
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Office Location

Stonecoast MFA Office: 98 Bedford Street, Portland, ME 04103


Stonecoast MFA Office: 207-780-4423


Elizabeth Searle (Fiction, Popular Fiction, Scriptwriting) is author of three books of fiction, a new novel (2011) and several works for theater. Her books are: Celebrities in Disgrace, a novella which was produced as a short film from Bravo Sierra in 2010; A Four-Sided Bed, a novel nominated for an American Library Association book award and re-released in new paperback/eBook versions in 2011; and a story collection, My Body to You, winner of the Iowa Short  Fiction Prize (also forthcoming in a new paperback/eBook version). Her new novel Girl Held in Home is out in 2011 from New Rivers Press. Her short film, with script co-written by Elizabeth, has screened in festivals across the country.  Tonya & Nancy: The Opera, Elizabeth's chamber opera, premiered in the American Repertory Theater's Zero Arrow to national coverage including ESPN Hollywood, MSNBC and NPR; the opera was chosen as one of the top three operas of the year by Opera Vista and was most recently performed in 2010 in Minneapolis/St. Paul, with previews 'on ice.'

Recent Publications

Selected Publications:

Celebrities in Disgrace (a novella and stories) (Graywolf Press, Summer, 2001)

Four-Sided Bed (Graywolf Press, 1998)