Stonecoast Reading Series
The Stonecoast Reading Series, organized by members of the Stonecoast literary community across the U.S. and beyond, provide a showcase for Stonecoast students, alumni, and faculty to share their writings with the people of their local communities.
United by commonly shared "umbrella dates," Stonecoast Readings are generally held on the last Wednesday of the month at 7 PM in February, April, June, August, and October. Photos, video, livestream, news, information, links, and updates from the Readings are shared with our farflung Stonecoast community and the reading public on the Stonecoast Readings page of the Stonecoast MFA website, where a list of regional coordinators may be found.
Please note that individual times and locations may vary, and that some locations may not host a reading on every umbrella date. Always check with your local coordinator to confirm the most up-to-date information. Thanks for your enthusiasm about Stonecoast writers! We appreciate your interest, and we look forward to seeing you at your next Stonecoast Reading Series event.
View photos from our lastest event--the Newtonville Reading: Newtonville Reading-Celebrating Ten Years of Stonecoast
Wednesday, June 26th - Stonecoast Stories, with fiction alum David Patterson and featuring fiction faculty member Sarah Braunstein, author of The Sweet Relief of Missing Children. (Portland, ME)
Wednesday, August 28th - Writing Nature at Stonecoast: an Evening of Creative Nonfiction about Nature featuring Stonecoast alumni and faculty. (Portland, ME)
Wednesday, October 23rd - Goths and Demons: A Halloween Spookfest featuring popular fiction writers. (Portland, ME)
Friday, December 20th - A Night at the Theater featuring scriptwriting faculty member Elizabeth Searle. Hosted by Stonecoast Alum Richard Cambride. (Poet's Theater at the Aromory Center for the Arts, Somerville, MA)
Monday, May 13th - Stonecoast MFA Reading: Celebrating Ten Years featuring alumni Eugenio Volpe (author of the forthcoming novella KING JAMES), Cal Armistead (author of the new YA novel BEING HENRY DAVID), Richard Cambridge (Curator of Poet’s Theater and author of PULSA) and Mihku Paul (author of the new poetry collection, 20th CENTURY POWWOW PLAYGROUND). Hosted by longtime Stonecoast fiction faculty member Elizabeth Searle. The event will take place at Newtonville Books in Newton, MA.
Wednesday, April 24th - A Feast of Stonecoast Poetry for National Poetry Month featuring Stonecoast alum Richard Cambridge. 7:00pm at Local Sprouts 649 Congress Street, Portland, ME.
Wednesday, February 27th - Black History Month Kick-Off Event featuring Stonecoast student and local performer, Lady Zen. 7:00pm at Local Sprouts 649 Congress Street, Portland, ME.
Check back often for announcements and updates about the Stonecoast Reading Series.