Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing

Stonecoast Reading Series Kickoff Event Celebrates Black History Month

The Stonecoast Reading Series was created in 2013 in celebration of the program's 10th Anniversary and as a way to give something back to the inspiring, creative people of Portland, Maine. The reading series occurs on a bi-monthly basis and features the talents of our students, alumni, and faculty.

This month’s event will feature the music and poetry of Stonecoast student and local performer, Lady Zen.

Born in Brazil and adopted by American parents, Lady Zen began a journey in creative expression as a vocal child prodigy. She won numerous awards, including a J. William Fulbright Scholarship for Opera Performance. In 2007, Lady Zen moved to Portland, ME and experienced a renewed sense of creativity. She shifted her focus to poetry and began working with Portland’s music scene. In 2010 she released a five-track EP titled "Poverty to Poetry.” Lady Zen was also named a Maine Poet of the Month in 2012 and was a semi-finalist on the 2012 season of the X-Factor. Visit her website

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

7:00pm at Local Sprouts

649 Congress Street

Portland, ME