Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing

Creative Nonfiction Focus in the Stonecoast MFA Program

Creative Nonfiction at Stonecoast

Stonecoast is proud to offer one of the top creative nonfiction programs in the country, with faculty who lead their fields, deeply engaged, successful students and alumni, and a cutting-edge, vibrant curriculum comprising a broad array of genres from memoir through the lyrical, personal, and meditative essay to literary journalism.  Stonecoast concentrations such as Writing Nature and special workshops on such topics as Writing About Race and Difference offer unique support to students desiring to enrich and challenge their nonfiction voices.  Creative nonfiction students often take advantage of Stonecoast’s unparalleled opportunities for cross-genre work, whether seminars in plotting and characterization or workshops in meter and lyrical language.  And the close, supportive literary community that distinguishes Stonecoast provides invaluable support to writers of creative nonfiction.  Creative nonfiction elective workshops and seminars have been offered on a tremendous range of topics, including "The Ethics of Memoir," "Narrative Strategies of the First Person," "Interviewing Techniques," " The Sentence as a Rhetorical Structure," and "James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket."