Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing

Ireland Residency: How Do I Apply?

Stonecoast Ireland

How Do I Apply?

Students are encouraged to join Ted and Annie Deppe during the Maine residencies for informational meetings about the Irish program.

Applications and information about the Irish residencies are posted on the Stonecoast listserv around April 30 (for the next winter residency) and October 30 (for the next summer residency). Applications are accepted for two weeks and then ten students are selected for the residency. Selected students, Stonecoast faculty, and SCI leaders Ted and Annie Deppe will meet as a group at the next residency in Maine to begin preparing for the upcoming residency in Ireland.

Students are expected to take their first and last residencies in Maine. The roster for Ireland is usually made up of students taking their second, third, or fourth residencies. Students going into their third and fourth residencies are generally given preference, although there is usually room for one or two students going into their second semester. While seniority is a factor, the selection committee also strives to balance workshops and create a harmonious group.

Please direct any questions about this process to:
Ted Deppe, Coordinator, Stonecoast in Ireland.
Phone from the U.S.: 011-353-87-909-1724


Future residency dates in Ireland:

12 -19 July 2012, Dingle
10 -17 January 2013, Howth