Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing

Susan Conley

Creative Nonfiction, Writing for Social Change
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Office Location

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


Stonecoast MFA Office: 207-780-4423


Susan Conley’s (Creative Nonfiction, Writing for Social Change) novel, Paris Was the Place (Knopf  2013) is an Indie Next Pick, an Amazon Fall Big Books Fiction Selection and an Elle Magazine Readers Prize Selection. People Magazine called it a satisfying cassoulet of questions about home, comfort and love, served with a fresh perspective on a dazzling city. Her memoir, The Foremost Good Fortune (Knopf 2011), won the Maine Literary Award for Memoir, was excerpted in the New York Times Magazine and was an Oprah Magazine Top Ten Pick of the Month. Other work of hers has also appeared in The New York Times MagazineThe New York TimesThe Paris ReviewThe Huffington PostPloughsharesThe Harvard Review and elsewhere. Shes received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Breadloaf Writers Conference, and the Massachusetts Arts Council. A former faculty member at Emerson College, she also teaches at Colby College and is a contributing writing to Maine Magazine. In addition, she's the co-founder of The Telling Room, a nonprofit creative writing lab in Portland, Maine, where she lives with her husband and two boys.

Recent Publications

Selected Publications:

The Foremost Good Fortune (Knopf, 2011)

Paris Was the Place (Knopf, 2013)