Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing

Stonecoast Alumni Reunion Residency Schedule

 University of Southern Maine

STONECOAST MFA in CREATIVE WRITING

2017 Alumni Reunion Schedule

 

Please note: Unless otherwise indicated, all evening events will occur at The Brunswick Hotel & Tavern’s Robinson Room. Daytime classes will all be held in Searles Science Building or Adams Hall on the campus of Bowdoin College, in Brunswick, Maine.

Kellys Books to Go book table will be open throughout the residency at one of our locations at Bowdoin College and at The Brunswick Hotel & Tavern for each nightly reading.

This schedule is subject to change.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 14

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Alumni Reunion Check-in       

Alumni will check-in and pick up their reunion residency packets.

Penny Guisinger and Peter Maskaluk 

The Brunswick Hotel & Tavern, Robinson Room

 4 Noble Street

 Brunswick, Maine

(207) 837-6565

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4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. 

Alumni Community Gathering and Dinner    

 Alums are welcome to gather informally before the evening reading.

 Alumni Committee Members (Hosting)

Joshua's Restaurant and Tavern

123 Maine St.

Brunswick, Maine

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6:15 p.m. 

Stonecoast Alumni Group Photo

Alumni group will assemble for a photo taken by photographer Jenn Foy.

Bowdoin College - Kresge Auditorium in the Visual Arts Center

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7:00 p.m. 

Alumni Readings

Current students, faculty, and alums are invited to listen to four Stonecoast alumni share ten minutes of their work.

Julia Munemo (Creative Nonfiction), Tony Pisculli (Popular Fiction), Richard Squires (Fiction), Cheryl Boyce Taylor (Poetry)

Bowdoin College - Kresge Auditorium in the Visual Arts Center 

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8:15 p.m. 

Alumni Welcome Reception Celebration and Alumni Book Fair         

Current students, faculty, staff, and alums celebrate our 15th reunion – that is a lot of residencies!

Light refreshments and cash bar

Work by alumni will be featured at Kelly's Books To Go.

The Brunswick Hotel & Tavern, Robinson Room

4 Noble Street

 Brunswick, Maine

 (207) 837-6565

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SATURDAY, JULY 15

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.         

Alumni Gathering Coffee Reception

Host: Frank Ard                                             

Brunswick Inn & Tavern, Robinson Room 

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9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Stonecoast: Fifteen Years and Counting   

Robin Talbot and Justin Tussing will discuss program updates, alumni programs, and answer questions.                                            

The Brunswick Hotel & Tavern, Robinson Room

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10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Alumni Seminars and Panel Discussion          

  • The Writing Life Discussion: Accidental Fascination: What Were Missing When We Write The Other

         Mihku Anderson and Alexandria Delcourt

          Adams Hall, Bowdoin College

  • The Muse: Hybrid Writing

        Lisa C. Taylor

        Adams Hall, Bowdoin College

  • The Marketplace: Connections that Build a Community and a Career

        Erin Underwood

        Adams Hall, Bowdoin College              

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12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Lunch for faculty, students, and alums (optional)       

Thorne Dining Hall         

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 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m

Alumni and Faculty Seminars and Panel Discussion   

  • The Muse: Linger a While: Revision in CNF     

        Melanie Brooks, Penny Guisinger, Debra Marquart, Suzanne Strempek Shea

        Adams Hall, Bowdoin College

  • The Marketplace: How to Break into Screenwriting When You're Starting From Scratch

        Suri Parmar 

       Adams Hall, Bowdoin College

  • The Dynamics of the Poetic Line

       (Faculty Option: available via sign-up to a limited number of alumni)

        Jeanne Marie Beaumont

        Searles Science Building: Room 215

  • Know Your Rights!

       (Faculty Option: available via sign-up to a limited number of alumni)

       David Anthony Durham

       Searles Science Building: Room 315

  • The Sentence as a Unit of Thought

      (Faculty Option: available via sign-up to a limited number of alumni)

      T Fleischmann

      Searles Science Building: Room 217

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4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Alumni Open Mic    

Alums should sign-up at the door.

Penny Guisinger and Peter Maskaluk, Hosts

Searles Science Building, Room 315

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4:45 p.m.

Dinner Break          

Dinner Break

Sea Dog Brewing Co. (Optional)

1 Bowdoin Mill Island (Suite 100)

Topsham, ME

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7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.              

GRADUATION CEREMONY

 Debra Marquart, Commencement Speaker

 Brunswick High School – Crooker Theater

116 Maquoit Rd, Brunswick, Maine

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8:30 p.m.        

Graduation Reception and Dance Party

Light refreshments and cash bar   

The Brunswick Hotel & Tavern – Robinson Room

4 Noble Street

Brunswick, Maine

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SUNDAY, JULY 16

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.            

Stonecoast Alumni Association Meeting

Peter Maskaluk and Robin Talbot

The Brunswick Hotel & Tavern, Robinson Room

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10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.          

Alumni Seminars and Panel Discussion

  • The Muse: Advanced POV

       Meriah Lysistrata Crawford

       Adams Hall, Bowdoin College

  • The Marketplace: Creating Events That Sell Books and Gather Readers

        Barbara Kelly and Ellen Meeropol

        Adams Hall, Bowdoin College

  • The Writing Life Discussion: Teaching and Writing: Finding Your Balance

        David Healey                                                   

        Adams Hall, Bowdoin College

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12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Lunch for faculty, students, and alums (optional)

Thorne Dining Hall

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1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  

Writers Resist Residency Discussion

Ellen Meeropol and Patricia Smith


Students, faculty, alumni, and staff will meet to share social justice writing with the hope of energizing writers to enact change as we return to our communities. (Optional: bring a short piece of social justice writing to share. Pieces can be original, or may feature the voices of inspiring writer-activists.)                         

The Brunswick Hotel & Tavern, Robinson Room

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6:00 p.m.                    

Stonecoast Community Dinner (Optional)

Estes Lobster House

1906 Harpswell Neck Rd. (Rt. 123)

South Harpswell, Maine