Join the Stonecoast MFA community for a week of inspiring readings and discussions with Stonecoast’s award-winning faculty and guest writers, January 7-17th, 2021. Evening events are free and open to the public and will be hosted online through Zoom.
Please fill out this RSVP form by 3:00 p.m. EST on the day of the event that you would like to attend. An email with Zoom connection information will be sent to the email address that you provide.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Thursday, January 7, 7:00 p.m. EST
Faculty Reading: Chen Chen, David Anthony Durham, Cara Hoffman
Friday, January 8, 7:30 p.m. EST
Faculty Reading: JJ Amaworo Wilson, Debra Marquart, Elizabeth Searle
Saturday, January 9, 7:30 p.m. EST
Faculty Reading: Tobias Buckell, Susan Conley, Martín Espada
Sunday, January 10, 7:30 p.m. EST
Faculty Reading: Lauren Marie Schmidt, Suzanne Strempek Shea, Morgan Talty (Stonecoast alum)
Monday, January 11, 7:30 p.m. EST
Faculty Reading: Rick Bass, Breena Clarke, Elizabeth Hand, Cate Marvin
Tuesday, January 12, 7:30 p.m. EST -- SPECIAL EVENT
The Task Before Us: The Rhetoric of Rage
Morgan Talty (Stonecoast alum), Shay Stewart-Bouley (guest), Cara Hoffman, Panagiotis Kechagias (guest)
Rhetoric is concerned with the art of persuasion, engaging both logic and emotion. How is the rhetoric of rage used by authors? When and how should it be deployed? How might the pathos of rage affect the elements of story? In what ways can the use of rage both succeed and fail in the purpose of storytelling? In fiction, we are concerned with empathetic embodiment--convincing the reader that imagination is akin to experience. But who is allowed to express rage in society and on the page? As writers, how should we use and reconcile this emotion in our work? We're concerned with these questions, concerned with the ethics of emotion in storytelling as well as the injustices ill-informed uses of emotion have evinced to manipulate readers and ultimately perpetuate false knowledge and, in some cases, to precipitate very real acts of violence.
This winter, the Stonecoast MFA Writing for Inclusivity and Social Equity (WISE) Initiative's ongoing lecture series will examine the role of art in fighting -- and also creating -- systemic oppression and explore what might happen if you invite the Furies to join you at your writing table.
Thursday, January 14, 7:30 p.m. EST
Faculty Reading: Faith Adiele, Aaron Hamburger, Robert Levy
Friday, January 15, 7:30 p.m. EST
In Conversation: Creative and Literary Engagement
An intimate talk about staying engaged and committed to creative expression during difficult times.
Alzenira Quezada, Justin Tussing, Melanie Viets, and Others
Saturday, January 16, 7:30 p.m. EST
Faculty Reading: Ron Currie Jr., Theodora Goss, Katherine Larson
Sunday, January 17, 7:00 p.m. EST
Stonecoast MFA Graduation
Join us in celebrating the conclusion of the January 2021 Residency and saluting our newest Stonecoast graduates!
To attend any of the above events, please fill out this RSVP form by 3:00 p.m. EST on the day of the event.