Justin Tussing, USM associate professor of English, has been appointed as interim director of the USM Stonecoast Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program. He will serve in that capacity for two years.
Looking for Stonecoast to become a “magnet for writing,” Tussing said he hopes to promote “the fantastic faculty” and to help Stonecoast’s students be successful in the program. He said he also wants to maintain the great camaraderie and excitement generated by students and alumni across the country. Continue Reading
Greetings to all in the Stonecoast community. This year Stonecoast celebrated its tenth anniversary, a milestone that marks both programmatic achievements and the innumerable accomplishments by our faculty and alumni. AWP Boston was the highlight of the winter and Stonecoast had a strong presence at this event, including sponsorship of AWP, a book-selling booth, panels written and/or moderated by alumni and book launches. Continue reading
Last February, a dream of the Stonecoast literary community came to fruition: to begin a reading series that would connect students, alumni, and faculty across the U.S. and beyond through the spoken word.
Now, students, faculty, and alumni living in the same regions of the country are coming together to share their writing with the people of their local communities. Continue Reading
As the Stonecoast MFA program expands to foster new opportunities and global connections, we are fortunate to welcome new faculty and staff to our Stonecoast Community. Meet Megan Frazer Blakemore, Breena Clarke, Susan Conley, Theodora Goss, Matt Jones, Marjorie Liu, and Alexandra Oliver. Continue Reading
The following article comes from the Heights Arts Organzation’s Heights Writes Committee. Heights Arts is a nonprofit community arts organization in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Founded in 2000, Heights Arts cultivates a strong, diverse, and collaborative arts community by inspiring people of all ages to engage in the arts; supporting the arts through education; providing exhibition and performance opportunities; and fostering public appreciation for the arts. Visit www.heightsarts.org. Continue Reading
As a student at Stonecoast, she was known as Amy Martin, but to the publishing world, and the rapidly expanding world of roller derby, she’s Punchy O’ Guts. And she means business.
Martin has carved out a career in coaching roller derby that has taken her all over the world. In June she coached in Japan, in July—Australia, and next October she’ll head to the United Kingdom. Continue Reading
A year ago, Stonecoast Faculty member Alexs Pate founded Innocent Technologies LLC to develop and deliver a new teacher training process called the Innocent Classroom™, which helps to bridge the achievement gap between white students and students of color. Continue Reading
Two members of the Stonecoast Community, a student and an alumna, reflect on similar moments during the Summer Residency. Continue Reading
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