Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing

Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing Public Events for Summer 2019 Residency

June 23, 2019 to July 1, 2019
Harraseeket Inn, 162 Main Street, Freeport, Maine
Free

Join the Stonecoast MFA community for a week of inspiring readings and discussions with Stonecoast’s award-winning faculty and guest writers, June 24 – 26 and June 28 – July 1, 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 Stonecoast Review contributors’ reading; and a panel discussion on the creative process entitled “Talking to the Muse: A Conversation About Inspiration, Perspiration, and Procrastination.”

The residency concludes with the Summer 2019 graduation ceremony, Monday, July 1, at Freeport High School Performing Arts Center. The commencement speaker is Stonecoast faculty member T Clutch Fleischmann.

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

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

MONDAY, JUNE 24

7:00 p.m.     Faculty and Guest Reading

Each faculty member or guest will share ten minutes of their work.

Tobias Buckell, Aaron Hamburger, Katherine Larson, and Diane Seuss

Casco Bay Ballroom

TUESDAY, JUNE 25

7:00 p.m. Talking to the Muse: A Conversation About Inspiration, Perspiration, and Procrastination

Before there's a book, there needs to be an idea. Where do ideas come from and how can we access them? A story might arrive fully formed, or a writer can wrestle for years to unlock a single line. Is there anything one can do when the muses refuse to visit? Faith Adiele and Jaed Coffin will discuss their habits, their superstitions, and what they do when everything else fails.

Faith Adiele and Jaed Coffin (alum, guest)  

Casco Bay Ballroom

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26

7:00 p.m.  Faculty and Guest Reading

Each faculty member or guest will share ten minutes of their work.

Tara Betts, Ron Currie Jr., Richard Hoffman, and John Christopher Nelson

Casco Bay Ballroom

FRIDAY, JUNE 28

7:00 p.m. Faculty and Guest Reading

Faculty members will share ten minutes of their work

Rick Bass, T Clutch Fleischmann, and Lauren Schmidt

Casco Bay Ballroom

SATURDAY, JUNE 29

7:00 p.m.  Contributors Reading: Stonecoast Review

Contributors will share ten minutes of their work followed by community discussion.

Nancy Brown, Jen George, Lee Kahrs, Judson Merrill, and Jennifer O’Connell

Casco Bay Ballroom

SUNDAY, JUNE 30

7:00 p.m. Faculty and Guest Reading

Faculty members will share ten minutes of their work

Martín Espada, Theodora Goss, and Debra Marquart

Casco Bay Ballroom

MONDAY, JULY 1

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

Commencement Speaker — T Clutch Fleischman

Freeport High School Performing Arts Center

30 Holbrook St., Freeport, Maine

Contact Information

Jennifer O'Connell