Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing


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I'm Speaking Now: Novelist Breena Clarke's New Book Centers Black Women's Voices

Faculty mentor Breena Clark reflects on her exciting new book of Black women’s personal narratives, her commitment to documenting the full humanity and emotional range of her characters, her creative process, and her future plans.
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Stonecoast Review Provides Opportunities for MFA Students as $5,000 Fundraising Campaign Continues

Stonecoast Review Provides Opportunities for MFA Students as $5,000 Fundraising Campaign Continues
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The Salt That Carries Us: A Community Poem

A poem created in community, in praise of the Casco Bay, curated by local poets Samaa Abdurraqib, Ben Boegehold, Cate Marvin and Mihku Paul.
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Stonecoast Celebrates Summer 2021 Graduates

Celebrating the Stonecoast graduates of Summer 2021!
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Join the June 2021 Residency: Public Readings & Events

Stonecoast Public Residency Event Schedule, June 17-27, 2021
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Stonecoast's WISE initiative makes social justice the focus

Stonecoast's WISE initiative has deepened the MFA program's focus on diversity, equity, social justice and inclusivity.

Fever-dream First Drafts: Susan Conley’s New Novel Landslide

In this generous interview, Susan shares some of the secrets of the writing of Landslide as well as her thoughts on the inner lives of boys, writing and the climate crisis, teaching at Stonecoast, and her plans for the future.

Martín Espada and the Poetry of the Impossible: A Conversation

Espada champions historical memory and utopian possibility as intrinsic to creativity and resistance. Martín’s reflections on poetry and the pandemic, the need for poetry to go everywhere, and what he enjoys about teaching at Stonecoast—as well as how to write a love poem—all figure in our conversation with this celebrated poet, activist, teacher and scholar.
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"Tell a Great Story, Make Something Beautiful out of Something Ugly, Put the Right Words in the Right Order": An Interview with Stonecoast Faculty JJ Amaworo Wilson

An interview with Stonecoast faculty JJ Amaworo Wilson.
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Join the January 2021 Residency: Public Readings & Events

Stonecoast MFA's 2021 Winter Residency public events.