Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing

Stonecoast MFA 2020 Alumni Reading, Part II

December 9, 2020
7:00 PM
alumni writer headshots & event graphic

Join us for the Stonecoast MFA 2020 Alumni Readings! Twelve fantastic alumni authors who published a book in 2020 will read over the course of two sessions (12/2 and 12/9).

Our second event is Wednesday, December 9th at 7pm EST. RSVP: 

Brenda Cooper
Terri Glass
Gail Hovey
Ellen Meeropol
Colin W. Sargent
Joanna Solfrian


Brenda Cooper (Fiction, S'17) is a writer, a technology professional, and a futurist. She writes science fiction, fantasy, poetry, and non-fiction. Two of her novels, The Silver Ship and the Sea and Edge of Dark, have won the Endeavour Award for the best science fiction or fantasy book written by a Pacific Northwest author. Many of her short stories have appeared in various Year’s Best anthologies.

Terri Glass (CNF/Poetry, S'13) is a writer of the natural world. She is the author of three books of poetry, most recent, Being Animal by Kelsay Books. Her work has appeared in Young Raven’s Literary Review, Fourth River, About Place, California Quarterly and many anthologies including Fire and Rain; Ecopoetry of California, and Earth Blessings. She teaches in the California Poets in the Schools program and served as their director from 2008-11.

Gail Hovey (CNF, S'11) is an editor and writer. Her activism began with the civil rights movement and grew to include economic and social justice work with people's movements from southern Africa to Hawaii. Co-editor of NO EASY VICTORIES: African Liberation and American Activism Over a Half Century, 1950-2000, she lives in NY's Lower Hudson Valley.

Ellen Meeropol (Fiction, W'06) is the author of the novels Her Sister’s Tattoo, Kinship of Clover, On Hurricane Island, and House Arrest. Essay publications include Ms. Magazine, Lilith, Guernica, Lit Hub, and Mom Egg Review. Her work has been honored by the Women’s National Book Association and the Massachusetts Center for the Book.

Colin W. Sargent, (Fiction, S'04) is the founding editor & publisher of Portland Magazine. He teaches writing at The College of William & Mary. As a Barbican Academy author, he mentors novelists internationally. In 2020, Barbican Press of London has published his novel Red Hands. Mile Zero Press has published Snowy Owl and The Seven Sailors. In 2020, he has two pieces anthologized in Our Best War Stories. He has a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from Lancaster University, UK, 2013.

Joanna Solfrian's (Poetry, S'04) first book of poems, Visible Heavens, was selected by Naomi Shihab Nye for a Wick First Book Prize. MadHat Press published her second collection, The Mud Room, in 2020. She has a chapbook due in early 2021 from Finishing Line Press. Jo lives and works in New York City.

Contact Information

Jenny O'Connell