Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing

Stonecoast MFA Announces Public Events for Winter 2020 Residency

Join the Stonecoast MFA community for a week of inspiring readings and discussions with Stonecoast’s award-winning faculty and guest writers, January 10-13th and 15-18th at the historic Harraseeket Inn in downtown Freeport, Maine. Evening events are free and open to the public.

The week-long series includes flash faculty and guest readings, a conversation on the possibilities and perils of adapting one's work for the stage, and a discussion of the inaugural WISE common text.

The residency concludes with the Winter 2020 graduation ceremony, Saturday, January 18th, at Freeport High School Performing Arts Center. The commencement speaker is Stonecoast faculty member Suzanne Strempek Shea.

A detailed schedule of the week’s events and readers is below.

Note: All events will take place in the Casco Bay Room at the Harraseeket Inn, 162 Main Street, Freeport, Maine, unless otherwise noted.

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 10

7:00 p.m. Welcome Remarks & Flash Faculty Readings

Faculty members will share 5-8 minutes of their work.

Tobias Buckell, Cara Hoffman, Nancy Holder, Katherine Larson

Casco Bay Ballroom

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 11

7:00 p.m. Flash Faculty Reading

Faculty members will share 5-8 minutes of their work.

Tara Betts, Elizabeth Hand, Debra Marquart, Elizabeth Searle

Casco Bay Ballroom

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 12

7:00 p.m. In Conversation: Occupying the Stage

Four writers will discuss some of the possibilities (as well as the perils) they have encountered when carrying their words off of the page.

Elisabeth Tova Bailey,  Tara Betts, Tom Coash, and Jeni Mahoney 

Casco Bay Ballroom

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 13

7:00 p.m. Faculty Flash Readings

Faculty members will share 5-8 minutes of their work.

Susan Conley, David Anthony Durham, Cate Marvin, Suzanne Strempek Shea

Casco Bay Ballroom

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15

7:00 p.m. Faculty and Guest Reading

Faculty members and guests will share 5-8 minutes of their work.

Chen Chen (guest), Breena Clarke, Julia Munemo (alum) and Dave Patterson (alum), Robert Redick

Casco Bay Ballroom

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 16

7:00 p.m. WISE Common Text Discussion: A Stranger’s Journey

A facilitated discussion of the inaugural WISE common text, with the author, former Stonecoast Faculty member, David Mura. The talk will include a Q&A.

Faith Adiele and David Mura

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Casco Bay Ballroom

 

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17

Flash Faculty and Guest Reading

Faculty members will share 5-8 minutes of their work

Faith Adiele, Rick Bass, Ron Currie, Jr., Aaron Hamburger, Robert Levy

Casco Bay Ballroom

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. GRADUATION CEREMONY

Commencement Speaker — Suzanne Strempek Shea

Freeport High School Performing Arts Center

30 Holbrook St., Freeport, Maine