Landere Naisbitt ‘19

Landere Naisbitt ‘19 (New England, MS), is the outreach coordinator for the Blue Hill Heritage Trust. A recent video shot by the organization features its “Stewards Almanac” series and promotes just one of the many ways the trust has gotten creative with outreach programs during the pandemic. Naisbitt has had to adapt the program dramatically to accommodate the now mostly online world. They’ve traded group talks for webinars and hands-on workshops for self-guided hikes. The benefit of online programming is that it has allowed the trust to reach beyond the limits of the Blue Hill Peninsula and to people out of state. The outdoor learning program, which is offered free to Blue Hill Peninsula teachers and qualifies for continuing education credits from the Maine Department of Education, teaches them outdoor skills like fire building and tracking, with a focus on hands-on, child-directed learning and play. Naisbitt also started a monthly workshop series for kids and families, called Wild Sun Catchers, focused on local flora, with games and activities to match. Read more in a story that was featured in the Ellsworth American.

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Gwynne Garfinkle ‘06

Gwynne Garfinkle’s ‘06 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) piece, “Sinking, Singing,” was reprinted by Mermaids Monthly.

Theresa Daskalakis ‘14

Theresa Daskalakis ‘14 (Antioch University Los Angeles, BA) had a piece, “Silent Night,” appear in Tipping the Scales. 

Jeri Frederickson ‘18

Jeri Frederickson’s ‘18 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) chapbook You Are Not Lost will be published by Finishing Line Press on October 1, 2021.

Jesus Francisco Sierra ‘18

Jesus Francisco Sierra ‘18 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) was accepted into and attended a two-week residency at Mesa Refuge. His essay, “Twelve Grapes,” was published in the Write Now! SF Bay anthology Essential Truths: The Bay Area in Color.

Mary Birnbaum ‘17

Mary Birnbaum’s ‘17 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) essay, “Everything Was Wild, No One Was a Stranger,” was a 2021 Hunger Mountain Creative Nonfiction Prize finalist.

Rebecca Kuder ‘01

Rebecca Kuder’s ‘01 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) essay, “A Trampoline,” was published in Los Angeles Review of Books.

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