Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing

"Beyond Words: Reading as Performance" by Elizabeth Searle, This Week on the Faculty Blog

By Elizabeth Searle

Backstage in Brooklyn at “Lost Lit Presents Stonecoast MFA in NYC”—a lively Nov. 2nd reading—one fellow reader asked us all, “Is anyone else here nervous?”

Among the all-star group of Stonecoast students who each performed their work with verve, no one could say, No.  The onstage energy crackled accordingly.  While it may take a toll, “performing” written works can be an exciting and enlightening experience for writers willing to give it their all.

Our next Stonecoast Northeast event is called “A Night at the Theater” and will feature a fusion of theater works and writers who “bring it” to the stage in reading performance.  The event takes place December 20th, in the Poet’s Theater series at the Armory Center for the Arts in Somerville MA. Stonecoast alumni, author, and Poet’s Theater curator Richard Cambridge will host.  Like me, Richard finds energy in combining the literary and the theatrical to try to create something new. 

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