Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing

Cross-Genre at Stonecoast


Cross-Genre at Stonecoast

Stonecoast's flexible curriculum and versatile faculty make it possible for a cross-genre student to tailor the Stonecoast MFA program of study according to a unique creative trajectory.  Applications to Stonecoast must be in one primary genre to move through our admission and screening process; once enrolled, interested students will find ample opportunity for cross-genre work.  Each residency offers numerous cross-genre presentations, and students are encouraged to participate in classes outside their primary genres. Many of our writing workshops, including the popular, student-initiated workshop Writing About Race and Difference and our ongoing Writing Nature elective, are cross-genre.  Some are team-taught by faculty who span different genres, and others may be taught by one of the many Stonecoast faculty who publish in multiple genres.  Unlike most MFA programs, Stonecoast also makes it easy for students to work across genre in any or every semester, including the final thesis semester.