Join the Stonecoast MFA community for a week of inspiring readings and discussions with Stonecoast’s award-winning faculty and guest writers, June 17-27th, 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, June 17, 7:00 p.m. EST
Faculty Reading: Faith Adiele, Aaron Hamburger, Robert Levy, Cate Marvin
Friday, June 18, 7:30 p.m. EST
Faculty Reading: Susan Conley, Ron Currie, Jr., Elizabeth Hand, Lauren Marie Schmidt
Saturday, June 19, 7:30 p.m. EST
In Conversation: Joy as a Well of Resistance
Today is Juneteenth, a holiday Ralph Ellison called, “the celebration of a gaudy illusion.” Happiness is often seen as naïve, but perhaps it can serve as a source of strength. This Juneteenth, we’ve invited a few faculty members to reflect on the role of joy in their lives and their art.
Breena Clarke, Cate Marvin, Faith Adiele, JJ Amaworo Wilson
Sunday, June 20, 7:30 p.m. EST
Faculty Reading: Tobias Buckell, Breena Clarke, Suzanne Strempek Shea
Monday, June 21, 7:30 p.m. EST
Faculty Reading: JJ Amaworo Wilson, John Florio, Katherine Larson
Tuesday, June 22, 7:30 p.m. EST
Faculty Reading: Chen Chen, Tom Coash, Elizabeth Searle
Thursday, June 24, 7:30 p.m. EST
The Task Before Us: Reimagining How We Teach Writing
Creative writing dogma has been largely unchanged over the last eighty-five years. Perhaps it's time to workshop the workshop method. We’re lucky to be joined by Matthew Salesses, whose new book, Teaching Craft in the Real World, is a must read for writing teachers and their students.
Chen Chen, Matthew Salesses (Elizabeth Hand, facilitator)
Friday, June 25, 7:30 p.m. EST
Faculty Reading: David Anthony Durham, Theodora Goss, Morgan Talty
Saturday, June 26, 7:30 p.m. EST
Faculty Reading: Rick Bass, Martin Espada, Debra Marquart
Sunday, June 27, 7:00 p.m. EST
Stonecoast MFA Graduation
Join us in celebrating the conclusion of the June 2021 Residency and saluting our newest Stonecoast graduates!
Chen Chen, Faculty Speaker
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.