Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing


Celebrating the Stonecoast Grads of Summer 2020

Stonecoast MFA's graduating class of Summer 2020

From Woolworth’s to WISE, Stonecoast’s Robin Talbot Is Changing the Field of Creative Writing

Robin Talbot and the Stonecoast Writing for Inclusivity and Social Equity (WISE) initiative.

Stonecoast MFA Announces Public Events for Summer 2020 Residency

Join the Stonecoast MFA community for a week of inspiring readings and discussions with Stonecoast’s award-winning faculty and guest writers June 21-27th, 2020.

Speaking of Poetry in a Time of Pandemic: An Interview with Chen Chen

Stonecoast MFA guest faculty member and award-winning poet Chen Chen shares insight on poetry and the writing life.
Cody Mower with his son.

Understanding Their Own Stories: Cody Mower and the Portland Veterans Book Group

The Stonecoast WISE (Writing for Inclusivity and Social Equity) Spotlight highlights Stonecoast community members who use creative writing as a tool for positive social change. Student Cody Mower, a retired veteran, puts his education to work helping war veterans address toxic masculinity, process trauma, and--ultimately--rebuild their lives.

Faculty Profile: Cara Hoffman

Cara Hoffman is the author of Running, a New York Times Editor's Choice, an Esquire Magazine Best Book of 2017, and an Autostraddle Best Queer and Feminist Book of 2017. She first received national attention in 2011 with the publication of So Much Pretty, which sparked a national dialogue on violence and retribution and was named Best Suspense Novel of the year by the New York Times Book Review.

Stonecoast MFA and Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance Team Up to Elevate Maine's Literary Community

Stonecoast MFA announces a new partnership with Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance.

Stonecoast MFA Announces Public Events for Winter 2020 Residency

Public events of the Stonecoast MFA Winter 2020 Residency.

Saving the Yaak Valley Grizzlies: Rick Bass and Writing for Wilderness

Stonecoast faculty member Rick Bass uses writing to protect grizzly bears from extinction in the place he lives, loves, and knows best--northwest Montana's Yaak Valley.

Faculty Profile: Robert Levy

Robert Levy, whose 2015 novel The Glittering World was a finalist for both the Shirley Jackson Award and the Lambda Literary Award, joined the Stonecoast faculty in 2018. His new work of horror, Anaïs Nin at the Grand Guignol, called “a lush erotic tale . . . of desire and death” by Livia Llewellyn, imagines Nin’s life in Paris between the wars. It was released by Lethe Books this October. We caught up with him to discuss his novella and the writing life.