Winter 2012 Residency

The Winter 2012 Stonecoast MFA Residency is about to begin. The Stonecoast MFA community warmly welcomes all of the new students who will be coming to the Stone House for the first time. We also wish the Class of Winter 2012 the best of luck as they graduate and step out into “life after Stonecoast.” You might not be a student any longer, but you’ll always be a Stonecoaster!

For alumni wishing to attend some of the reading at the Winter 2012 Residency, be sure to check out the Winter 2012 Alumni Schedule. Also, you should consider staying to attend the alumni meeting that will be held on January 15, 2012 from 10:30-11:30 am on the Casco Room Porch at the Stone House.

The Stone House Stairway

For those of you wondering how the nomenclature works (that’s the tag after your name that identifies you as either an alumnus/a or a student of the Stonecoast MFA program), here are a few quick examples:

Your name comes first, and then the letter representing your final residency (winter or summer) followed by the year you graduated.

  • Erin Underwood S’09

Current students can also use nomenclature. When you see their names, the nomenclature will identify a residency that happens in the future. Like this:

  • John Smith W’14

Some people also like to add their genre to their nomenclature, which they do by adding one of the following designations before their graduation information: CNF=Creative NonFiction, F=Fiction, P=Poetry, PF=Popular Fiction

  • Erin Underwood PF S’09

While you don’t have to use nomenclature when writing your name on Stonecoast related material, it’s a nice way for new/current students and alumni to begin networking with each other and identifying people within their genre or class.

If you have any questions, drop a note in the comments and let us know.


One thought on “Winter 2012 Residency

  1. Grier, you’re right. I found I wasn’t totally at sea when I first vtrnueed into the area of conferences and meeting agents and editors, thanks to the preparation we enjoyed at Whidbey.Iris, that’s a great observation. And I found that as you get to know your colleagues and their work, you can trust their comments on your work. Sometimes that is the trickiest thing figuring out whose comments to accept and whose are off-point!

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