Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing


Literature of Transgression, Cara Hoffman in Conversation With T Clutch Fleischmann

Please join Stonecoast faculty members Cara Hoffman, author of RUNNING, and T Clutch Fleischmann, author of SYZGY, BEAUTY at the Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, & Activist Center for a celebration of all things transgressive, including the paperback release of RUNNING.
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Upcoming events celebrate legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

The University of Southern Maine will host a public dialogue on the essence of liberty and race in America, featuring four renowned writers and instructors with the Stonecoast MFA program.
Stonecoast MFA

Prestigious graduate program nurtures writers from across the globe

In 15 years, Stonecoast MFA has built a growing reputation as one of the finest programs of its kind in the country. It's a low-residency program, meaning that students spend most of the year at their homes and workplaces, interacting one-on-one with faculty and other students by e-mail, phone and Skype. And then, every January and July, they get together in Southern Maine for intensive 10-day-long residencies.

The Power to Tell A Story

Stonecoast MFA Joins Local Authors to Commemorate World Refugee Day “The Power to Tell a Story” is a free public event being held at East End Community School in Portland, Maine on June 16, 2015 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Local authors and poets include Mikhu Paul Anderson, Jaed Coffin, Terry Farish, Reza Jalali, Maria Testa, and local rapper OD Bonny. Authors will read a short section of their writing and will also participate in a community discussion.

Guest Faculty Tom Coash Wins M. Elizabeth Osborn Award

The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) presented the M. Elizbeth Osborn Award to Guest Faculty member Tom Coash for his play "Veils."

Guest Faculty Tom Coash a Finalist for National Playwriting Award

Guest Faculty Tom Coash is one of six finalists for the American Theatre Critics Association’s New Play Award.

Community News & Updates April 2015

News and updates for Stonecoast community alumni, students, and faculty. Click on the link to read full details.

Editor Nina Gaby Discusses Book of Essays Featuring Stonecoast Alumni, Students, and Faculty

DUMPED: STORIES OF WOMEN UNFRIENDING WOMEN features essays by Stonecoasters Penny Guisinger (Creative Nonfiction, S’13), Kristabelle Munson (Fiction), Alexis Paige (Creative Nonfiction, S’14), Judith Podell (Fiction, ’06), Julie L. Vandekreke (Creative Nonfiction, S’10), and faculty member Elizabeth Searle.

Portland author published in The New Yorker teaches, inspires students to write

Faculty member Sarah Braunstein is featured in an article for the Bangor Daily News.

Stonecoast Alum Jennifer Clement's Book a Finalist for 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award

Congratulations to Stonecoast alum Jennifer Clement whose book Prayers for the Stolen (Hogarth) is a finalist for the 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award.