Stories:

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    Looking Back on Nearly 50 Years of Human Ecology
    College of the Atlantic creative writing professor and founding faculty member Dr. Bill Carpenter shares a humorous, heartfelt reflection on the history of the college at the annual Laurel Ceremony for graduating seniors.
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    The Bow Shop, an excerpt

    I couldn’t believe what I was about to do, but I concentrated, held out my hand, and placed a finger on her mouth. She stopped speaking and I leaned forward to meet her. The next few moments felt both an eternity and an instant, then we were back outside, her hand in mine.

    I felt more alive than I had ever felt. She was beside me now laughing into the night. I was grinning like an idiot and couldn’t stop.”

    An anticipated date goes a bit awry in this short story that’s an excerpt from a full-length novel.

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    Listen: “Fire,” by College of the Atlantic’s Bill Carpenter [Maine Public Radio]
    COA creative writing professor and founding faculty member Bill Carpenter explores the nature of boundaries and difference in this poem read by Maine Poet Laureate Stuart Kestenbaum.