Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing


Introduction to the Stonecoast Faculty

The connection between students and faculty is the cornerstone of our community. During their first year in the program, Stonecoast students typically work with six faculty members. Compare that to a traditional residential MFA program, where students work with only four faculty members in two years. Not only do Stonecoast students have access to the wisdom of a multitude of writers, but being exposed to a broad aesthetic range helps student unlock the singular power of their own voice.

Stonecoast faculty are valued and renowned not only for their talent and success as writers but also because they are approachable and encouraging teachers who create a nurturing, adventurous, and inspiring atmosphere for literary creativity. Stonecoast faculty serve on panels with students, socialize with them, and mentor them outside of the workshop, maintaining high literary standards and challenging students with a model of the joyful discipline of the writing life.

Stonecoast faculty have earned so many major literary awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, a Lannan Foundation Grant, the Latino Heritage Award in Literature, the American Book Award, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, Guggenheim Fellowships, the Astraea Award from the Lesbian Action Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and the Whiting Writer's Award. Faculty have also won the Hugo Award from the World Science Fiction Society, made national Best-Seller lists and been selected by the Book-of-the-Month Club. 

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