Join the Stonecoast MFA community for a discussion of the inaugural WISE (Writing for Inclusivity and Social Equity) common text, A Stranger’s Journey, by former Stonecoast faculty member David Mura. Mura’s text “argues for a more inclusive and expansive definition of craft, particularly in relationship to race,” and “breaks new ground in our understanding of the relationship between the issues of race, literature, and culture.” The discussion, facilitated by Stonecoast faculty member Faith Adiele, will take place in the Casco Bay Ballroom of the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport.
David Mura is a writer, memoirist, poet and performance artist who brings a unique perspective to our multi-racial and multi-cultural society. A third-generation Japanese-American, he has written intimately about his life as a man of color and the connections between race, sexuality and history. In public appearances interweaving poetry, performance and personal testament, he provides powerful insights into the racial issues facing America today.
Mura's memoirs, poems essays, plays and performances have won wide critical praise and numerous awards. Their topics range from contemporary Japan to the legacy of the internment camps and the history of Japanese Americans to critical explorations of an increasingly diverse America. He gives presentations at educational institutions, businesses and other organizations throughout the country.