Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing


Stonecoast Reading Series Kickoff Event Celebrates Black History Month

The Stonecoast MFA Program will kick off its Stonecoast Reading Series on February 27 in celebration of Black History Month and the MFA Program’s Tenth Anniversary. The event will feature the music and poetry of Stonecoast student and local performer, Lady Zen.

“Infatuation: An Exercise to Build Character” by Aaron Hamburger--This Week on the Stonecoast Faculty Blog

Aaron Hamburger demonstrates how remembering your high school crush can help you build character in your stories-this week on the Stonecoast Faculty Blog.

Faculty Member Barbara Hurd Writes About “The Mind in Winter” This Week on the Stonecoast Faculty Blog

"And would that trust differ from the usual writerly appeal of winter—you know, the hush of snowy, shortened days, the notion of holing up, undistracted, and cranking out those pages that need a cocoon in which to grow?” - Barbara Hurd on “The Mind in Winter”, this week on the Stonecoast Faculty Blog. Read the full post at

Faculty Member Michael Kimball’s New Play, “Duck and Cover” Opens February 15th in Portsmouth, NH

1962. America’s postwar innocence teeters on the brink of a massive culture change: racial integration, feminism, school prayer, Vietnam, Bob Dylan and The Beatles, the birth control pill… Such is the world surrounding DUCK AND COVER, a new play by York playwright/novelist and Stonecoast Faculty member, Michael Kimball. Click on the link for further details.

Community News & Updates February, 2013

Publication Announcements and Updates from alumni and students, and a call for submissions from the Northern Writes Festival. Click the link to read full details.

"The Inaugural Poetry Test” by Annie Finch--this week on the Stonecoast Faculty Blog

People turn to poetry at moments of personal and communal importance: tragedies such as 9-11, weddings, the dedications of monuments—and, yes, presidential inaugurations. Continue reading at Stonecoast Faculty Blog:

Faculty Member Tony Barnstone Releases New CD

Faculty member Tony Barnstone’s CD “Tokyo’s Burning,” is out now. Find it on Amazon, Spotify, or

Dispatch from a Residency: A Photo Essay

This week on the Stonecoast Faculty blog we take a behind-the-scenes look at a residency. Photos by alumna Helen Peppe.

Stonecoast Student Wins The Missouri Review 2012 Jeffrey E. Smith Editor’s Prize for Poetry

Congratulations to Stonecoast student Katie Bickham, winner of The Missouri Review 2012 Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize for Poetry.

Community New & Updates January 2013

Publication Announcements and Updates for alumni Eric M. Bosarge, Jennifer Marie Brissett, Libby Cudmore, Matthew Quinn Martin, Lesley Heiser, Karen Pullen, Jacob Strunk, and Dominic Aulisio, students Sheila Boneham and Magdalen Braden, and faculty member Nancy Holder.