Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing


James Patrick Kelly, author photo by Helen Peppe
"Even though Nicolas Carr’s The Shallows: What The Internet is Doing to Our Brains has nothing to do with craft, it’s a book that I think every writer should know. It asserts that, largely unbeknownst to us, the Internet is reprogramming our brains and thus privileging certain cognitive abilities over others. While some of his claims are more persuasive than others, his central thesis speaks to the way we will read and think in the future. In order to understand the implications of what Carr is saying, let’s divide his argument into three parts and consider each separately. First: Is the net really reprogramming our brains? Second: If so, then what exactly is changing? Third: Are these changes good or bad?" Continue reading at the Stonecoast Faculty Blog:
Aaron Hamburger has selected Faculty member Aaron Hamburger's blog post "The Gift of Rejection" to be featured on Freshly Pressed, a daily culmination of 10 Wordpress blog posts that "...enlighten us, inspire us, entertain us, and get us talking."
Congratulations again to faculty member Tim Seibles, National Book Award Finalist in Poetry for Fast Animal. Video courtesy of Etruscan Press. Photos and Slide Presentation by Robert Carioscia.
In September, Stonecoast Alumna Cindy Williams Gutiérrez’s play A Dialogue of Flower & Song, was featured as part of the 2012 Group of Spanish and Latin American Women’s Studies Conference co-sponsored by the University of Portland and Portland State University. The play also served as the opening event of the 2012 La Luna Nueva festival celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at the Miracle/Milagro Theater in Portland, Oregon and was performed to a sold-out crowd.
Publication Announcements and Updates for alumni Jennifer Marie Brissett, Lexa Hillyer, Tom MacDonald, Gina Troisi, and Mihku Paul and students Ed Ferrara,Trevor Gulley, and Alex Jackson.
University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast MFA Program Faculty Member Tim Seibles has been nominated as a 2012 National Book Award Finalist for his book of poetry Fast Animals.
Elizabeth Searle writes about her involvement in her local political scene.
Below is a list of Stonecoast MFA summer 2012 residency events that are open to the public.
Mihku Paul (Stonecoast Alum) has been invited to read from her forthcoming book of Poetry, 20th Century PowWow Playland.
Carolina De Robertis is on a tour for the publication of her novel Perla with events in San Diego, Houston, Los Angeles, Berkeley, Oakland, Corte Madera,Seattle, Miami, and New York. For more details:


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