Fiction Focus in the Stonecoast MFA Program
Fiction at Stonecoast
Stonecoast offers a combination of in-depth knowledge and aesthetic breadth that is unique among fiction programs. Students work with Stonecoast’s powerful and varied fiction faculty according to an individual program, designed to challenge and enhance their skills and talents and bring out the special voice of their fiction. Students read deeply in classic and contemporary fiction, as well as writing and revising their own work, and concentrate intensively on a range of strategies for fiction including character; setting; dialogue; point of view; plot; and narrative persona. Fiction students have opportunities to engage in fruitful dialogue with the students in our Popular Fiction program, in and out of workshop. Special workshop opportunities for fiction during the residency, in addition to the ongoing Fiction Workshop, include Master Classes for graduating seniors and half-residency elective workshops in student-driven topics that have included an ongoing Novel workshop and courses in Setting: Openings and Closing: Writing Suspense; and Researching Historical Fiction.