Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing

Sarah Braunstein

Fiction, Writing for Social Change
Sarah Braunstein

Office

Stonecoast MFA Office: 98 Bedford Street, Portland, ME 04103

Contact Information

Phone: Stonecoast MFA Office: 207-780-4423

Sarah Braunstein (Fiction, Writing for Social Change) is the author of The Sweet Relief of Missing Children (W.W. Norton), winner of the 2012 Maine Book Award for Fiction. The novel was a finalist for the 2011 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction and an Oprah Magazine Top Ten Pick of the Month. In 2010 Sarah was named one of “5 Under 35” fiction writers by the National Book Foundation, and she received a 2007 Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, AGNIPloughshares, FiveChapters, Post Road, The SunNylon MagazineMaine Magazine, and on NPR’s All Things Considered. She co-wrote a play, String Theory: Three Greek Myths Woven Together, which was produced in New York City in 2009 and at Vassar College in 2010. Sarah has taught at Harvard University Extension and Summer Schools, at the Stanford University Online Writer’s Studio, and at Colby College. She is currently the Coastal Studies Scholar at Bowdoin College, where she teaches in the Gender & Women’s Studies Department. She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and an MSW from Smith College School for Social Work.