Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing

The Big "What If"

What if you take a flexible graduate program model, hire a world-class faculty of writer/teachers, and encourage students to personalize their curriculum?

At Stonecoast, the result is magic. In just ten years Stonecoast has become one of the nation's most diverse, rigorous, and influential low-residency MFA programs. Students come from across the country and around the world, to join a community of established and emerging writers. 

Each semester begins with a stimulating ten-day residency on the coast of Maine. During the semester, our award-winning faculty guide Stonecoast students in intensive one-on-one tutorials in creative nonfictionfictionpoetry, and popular fiction, with possibilities for elective work in other areas including scriptwritingtranslation, and cross-genre.  Monthly packets encompass original writing, revision, and critical essays and annotations as well as optional interdisciplinary research and internships in teaching, publishing, and community service/social justice.  Stonecoast's supportive, enlightened community helps you discover your independent voice while offering you the tools to communicate to a wide readership.

Please browse this website to discover more about the Stonecoast MFA.  We look forward to hearing from you and are happy to answer any questions you may have about our program. Just call our Administrative Assistant at 207-780-4423, or email the office at Stonecoast MFA stonecoastmfa@maine.edu.

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Our faculty: writers and teachers

Faith Adiele
JJ Amaworo Wilson
Rick Bass
Tara Betts
Tobias Bucknell
Breena Clarke
Tom Coash
Susan Conley
David Anthony Durham
Martín Espada
T Clutch Fleischmann
Theodora Goss
Aaron Hamburger
Elizabeth Hand
Cara Hoffman
Richard Hoffman
Nancy Holder
Amanda Johnston
James Patrick Kelly
Porochista Khakpour
Katherine Larson
Robert Levy
Debra Marquart
Cate Marvin
Lauren Marie Schmidt
Elizabeth Searle
Diane Seuss
Suzanne Strempek Shea
Robert VS Redick