Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing


Faculty Member Susan Conley's Essay Published in the New York Times

Read Susan Conley's essay "A Pact to Make the Heart Grow Fonder?" published in the New York Times this week.

Faculty Member Jeanne Marie Beaumont Reflects on Committing to One's Art

Stonecoast faculty member Jeanne Marie Beaumont recounts her time at a tap dancing workshop and reflects on committing to one's art in "Be Committed," this week on the Stonecoast Faculty Blog.

"The Magic Words" by Student Linda Kobert

Student Linda Kobert reveals the "magic" behind The Magic Spreadsheet, this week on the Stonecoast Community Blog.

Alumna Penny Guisinger's Essay Named Editor's Pick in Solstice Literary Magazine Awards

"Black or white. Open or shut. Up or down. Chocolate or vanilla. Shirts or skins. When things are this way or that, they are easy to understand."

"Stonecoasters Unite: Writing and Working for Social Change," This Week on the Stonecoast Faculty Blog

In describing her own commitment to activism, Stonecoast alumna and author Ellen Meeropol quotes Alice Walker: “Activism is my rent for living on the planet.”

Faculty Member Elizabeth Searle Wins Award at Woods Hole International Film Festival

Congratulations to faculty member Elizabeth Searle, winner of the Best Feature Screenplay - Romance honors for "A Four Sided Bed" at the Woods Hole International Film Festival.

Community News & Updates August 2013

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

First Semester Student Robin Clifford Wood Writes about Stonecoast for the Bangor Daily News.

On July 13, two days into a 10-day residency for the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast Master of Fine Arts program, I scrawled a few lines in my journal before falling into bed in a stupor: “My head is spinning, I’m exhausted, and I am in bliss.”

This Week on the Faculty Blog: "Dispatch From the Summer Residency: A Photo Essay"

Last winter, we gave our readers a window into the Stonecoast residency with a photo essay that sought to describe the experience via images. Now that the 2013 summer residency has come to a close, we’d like to do the same for our 10 memorable days together in Maine. Enjoy!

This Week on the Community Blog: "Five Years Later and What Do I Have to Show? Good Question" by Alumna Lisa Romeo

This is how it would be, surely: Five years after graduating on a hot July night, I’d return to the Stonecoast summer residency for a visit.