Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing


Tim Seibles National Book Award Finalist 2012

Congratulations again to faculty member Tim Seibles, National Book Award Finalist in Poetry for Fast Animal. Video courtesy of Etruscan Press. Photos and Slide Presentation by Robert Carioscia.

Alumna Cindy Williams Gutiérrez’s Play Featured at Latin American Women’s Conference

In September, Stonecoast Alumna Cindy Williams Gutiérrez’s play A Dialogue of Flower & Song, was featured as part of the 2012 Group of Spanish and Latin American Women’s Studies Conference co-sponsored by the University of Portland and Portland State University. The play also served as the opening event of the 2012 La Luna Nueva festival celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at the Miracle/Milagro Theater in Portland, Oregon and was performed to a sold-out crowd.

Community News & Updates November 2012

Publication Announcements and Updates for alumni Jennifer Marie Brissett, Lexa Hillyer, Tom MacDonald, Gina Troisi, and Mihku Paul and students Ed Ferrara,Trevor Gulley, and Alex Jackson.

Stonecoast MFA Program Faculty Member Nominated for National Book Award

University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast MFA Program Faculty Member Tim Seibles has been nominated as a 2012 National Book Award Finalist for his book of poetry Fast Animals.

Stonecoast Faculty Blog: Elizabeth Searle on Politics.

Elizabeth Searle writes about her involvement in her local political scene.

Stonecoast MFA Posts Public Schedule for July Residency.

Below is a list of Stonecoast MFA summer 2012 residency events that are open to the public.

Mihku Paul to Read at Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Conference.

Mihku Paul (Stonecoast Alum) has been invited to read from her forthcoming book of Poetry, 20th Century PowWow Playland.

Carolina De Robertis

Carolina De Robertis is on a tour for the publication of her novel Perla with events in San Diego, Houston, Los Angeles, Berkeley, Oakland, Corte Madera,Seattle, Miami, and New York. For more details:


Stonecoast poetry students know that the contents of this textbook, 14 years in the making, have been heavily influenced by Stonecoast workshops and classes; many Stonecoasters are mentioned in the text and the acknowledgments. Annie will be seeing the book for the first time at AWP and would love to share the moment with fellow Stonecoasters past and present!

Stonecoast at AWP!

Stonecoast MFA will be at the Association of Writers and Writing Program's 2012 conference in Chicago, March 1, 2 and 3.