Interviews and Events



Dr. Deborah Adamy interviewed Gail Hovey for her podcast ENLIGHTEN UPLIFT & INSPIRE. Dr. Adamy, PhD, LMSW, LMT, has experience ranging from modern and jazz dance to social work to massage to Hospice. The two women met when Dr. Adamy’s book club, the Hudson Readers, read Hovey’s memoir, She Said God Blessed Us. The group invited Gail to join their meeting via Zoom. Deb and Gail discovered they had much in common, including the fact that they lived on the same block in Brooklyn, Gail in the ‘70’s and Deb in the ‘80s. Gail was grateful for Deb’s careful reading of her memoir and the generous conversation that became the podcast available here.

Book Q&A with Deborah Kalb

Gail Hovey is the author of the new memoir She Said God Blessed Us: A Life Marked by Childhood Sexual Abuse in the Church. She lives in New York’s Lower Hudson Valley.

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Stonecoast MFA Alumni Reading

On December 9, 2020, six alumni authors who published a book in 2020 read from their new works. The writers are:

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

Gail Hovey received her MFA in Creative Writing from the Stonecoast program of the University of Southern Maine. Because 2020 has been such a difficult year to launch a book, she was especially grateful for this opportunity to read. Please enjoy the full reading. Gail Hovey’s introduction beings at minute 25:19.

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