Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing

Discover the Writer Within You

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. Students also have the opportunity to study in Ireland. 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 mentors

Faith Adiele

JJ Amaworo Wilson

Rick Bass

Tara Betts

Tobias Bucknell

Chen Chen

Breena Clarke

Tom Coash

Susan Conley

Ron Currie, Jr.

Ted Deppe

David Anthony Durham

Martín Espada

Theodora Goss

Aaron Hamburger

Elizabeth Hand

Cara Hoffman

Richard Hoffman

Amanda Johnston

Katherine Larson

Robert Levy

Jeni Mahoney

Debra Marquart

Cate Marvin

Lauren Marie Schmidt

Elizabeth Searle

Suzanne Strempek Shea