Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing

Stonecoast Residency Reading and Discussion Series

The University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast MFA Program invites you to join us for our 2018 Summer Residency Reading and Discussion Series! Events kick off on July 8th at the Harraseeket Inn* in Freeport, Maine. Each evening (start time 7:00 pm) features award-winning Stonecoast faculty and guests who will read from their creative work, and/or discuss the art of creative writing. Please visit our faculty page for a complete list of bios. 

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Susan Conley, T Fleischmann, Elizabeth Hand, James Patrick Kelly, Indigo Moor                         

Monday, July 9, 2018

Laurie Lico Albanese (guest), Tom Coash, Breena Clarke, Martín Espada, Julia Munemo (guest)                              

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

“What’s Love Got to Do with It?” – A Conversation between authors Breena Clarke, T Fleischmann, and Elizabeth Searle (Elizabeth Hand, facilitator). Three writers will explore the multifaceted themes, commonalities, and complexities about the nature of love. A viewing of Brokeback Mountain will follow the discussion.    

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 (guest reading)

Melanie Brooks, Richard Hoffman, Benilde Little, Mur Lafferty, Robert V.S. Redick, E.R. Frank

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Benefit Reading for Stonecoast MFA’s Writing for Social Justice Scholarship with Martín Espada and Lauren Marie Schmidt *Space Gallery, Portland, Maine

Friday, July 13, 2018

Jeanne Marie Beaumont, Aaron Hamburger, Cara Hoffman, Mira Ptacin (guest), JJ Amaworo Wilson

Saturday, July 14, 2018 

Empathy: A Subjective State for the Compassionate Maine photographer Sean Alonzo Harris, whose work focuses on human experience and identity, will join Stonecoast faculty member Debra Marquart in a discussion about the broad range of empathy within the context of creative expression. Cara Hoffman, facilitator

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Rick Bass, David Anthony Durham, Nancy Holder, Amanda Johnston, Debra Marquart, Suzanne Strempek Shea   

All events are free and open to the public.