Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing

Join Stonecoast's 2022 Summer Residency: Public Readings & Events

Join the Stonecoast MFA community for a week of inspiring readings and discussions with Stonecoast’s award-winning faculty and guest writers, June 19-28th, 2022! Evening events are free and open to the public. With the exception of graduation, all events will be hosted in the Casco Bay Room at the Harraseeket Inn.




Sunday, June 19th, 7:00 p.m. ET

Faculty Reading: JJ Amaworo Wilson, Susan Conley, Cate Marvin, Morgan Talty


Monday, June 20th, 7:00 p.m. ET

Faculty and Guest Reading: Ron Currie, Jr., John Florio, Katherine Larson, Joshua Mohr 


Tuesday, June 21st, 7:00 p.m. ET

The Task Before Us: Family, Memory, and Inclusive Storytelling 

Telling stories is a fundamental human impulse. It is also an act of resistance. When we tell a story we assert that the subject has value and that our voice should be heard. Please join us for an intimate conversation on the ways that story preserves our families, ourselves, and the worlds we know. The Task Before Us is part of an ongoing series of programming that addresses issues related to Stonecoast’s WISE Initiative.

John Bear Mitchell and Cheryl Boyce-Taylor with Donna Loring (facilitator)


Wednesday, June 22nd, 7:00 p.m ET

Faculty Reading: Rick Bass, David Anthony Durham, Raina León


Friday, June 24th, 7:00 p.m. ET

Faculty Reading: Tobias Buckell, Aaron Hamburger, Debra Marquart


Saturday, June 25th, 7:00 p.m. ET

“Speak the Speech” -- Using Dramatic Monologues to Make Your Voice Heard! 

An evening of theatre featuring a selection of monologues and a discussion with the writers who wrote them. How do writers working across genres use monologues to reveal a character, forward their cause, drive action and create a powerful sense of immediacy, empathy, and complexity of character for audiences, readers and even themselves?

Christina R. Chan, Tom Coash, Pascale Florestal, Carolyn Gage, Jeni Mahoney


Sunday, June 26th, 7:00 p.m. ET

Faculty Reading: Chen Chen, Elizabeth Hand, Elizabeth Searle


Monday, June 27th, 7:00 p.m. 


Commencement Speaker — Aaron Hamburger 

Freeport High School Performing Arts Center 

30 Holbrook St., Freeport, Maine

Reception to follow at the Harraseeket Inn