Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing


Lexa Hillyer
Former HarperCollins Children’s Books and Razorbill editor (and Stonecoast alumna) Lexa Hillyer has inked a two-book deal. HarperCollins Children’s Books will publish the poet’s debut novel in 2015.
“Portrait of a Lady” by Rogier van der Weyden
In Victorian novels, there is one thing characters always seem to know: whether or not a woman is a lady. And whether or not she’s a lady determines how they talk to her, treat her. It’s as though there’s “lady code” that immediately signals her status. The code has to do with the tangible, such as clothing, but also the intangible, such as attitude.
Mur Lafferty by JR Blackwell
Stonecoast's Mur Lafferty won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, awarded for best new professional science fiction or fantasy writer of 2011 or 2012.
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Rick Bass
"Imagination is Not a Straight Line: A Profile of Rick Bass" is featured in this month's issue of Poets & Writers magazine, on newsstands today.
The Stonecoast MFA Program has once again been listed among the top 10 low residency programs for creative writing by Poets & Writers Magazine.
by Brian Rea
Read Susan Conley's essay "A Pact to Make the Heart Grow Fonder?" published in the New York Times this week.
Jeanne Marie Beaumont
Stonecoast faculty member Jeanne Marie Beaumont recounts her time at a tap dancing workshop and reflects on committing to one's art in "Be Committed," this week on the Stonecoast Faculty Blog.
Linda Kobert
Student Linda Kobert reveals the "magic" behind The Magic Spreadsheet, this week on the Stonecoast Community Blog.
Penny Guisinger
"Black or white. Open or shut. Up or down. Chocolate or vanilla. Shirts or skins. When things are this way or that, they are easy to understand."


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