2014 Summer Residency – Readings Open to the Public

University of Southern Maine STONECOAST MFA in CREATIVE WRITING SCHEDULE FOR SUMMER 2014 RESIDENCY *This schedule is subject to change depending on residency needs.*   FRIDAY, JULY 11   7:30 p.m. Welcome Remarks and Faculty Introductions Justin Tussing, Interim Director The Brunswick Hotel and Tavern – Robinson Room   7:45 p.m. Flash Faculty Readings Faculty …

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Stonecoast Community, Please Help if you Can

The family of one of our Stonecoast Community members is in need of your support. "Our father Daniel Switliski, age 49, was recently diagnosed with stage III colon cancer. He underwent major surgery having his appendix removed, part of his colon, bowels, and bladder. My father has been providing for our family of 7 working …

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Apply for the July 2014 Stonecoast in Ireland (SCI) Residency

Dear Stonecoasters: You are cordially invited to apply for the July 2014 Stonecoast in Ireland (SCI) residency.  Here are the details: WHEN? The summer SCI residency will run from 9-16 July 2014. WHERE: We will gather in Dingle, a spot National Geographic called “the most beautiful place in the world.”  Dingle is a lively seaside village with superb traditional music, …

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Stonecoast Reading Series: Stonecoast Stories

This month’s Stonecoast Reading Series event will feature an evening of words and music, with fiction faculty member Sarah Braunstein and fiction alum and musician Dave Patterson.  Wednesday, June 26th - Stonecoast Stories  7:00pm at Local Sprouts 649 Congress Street, Portland, ME Sarah Braunstein is the author of The Sweet Relief of Missing Children, winner of the …

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Stonecoast Reading Series: A Feast of Stonecoast Poetry for National Poetry Month

This month’s Stonecoast Reading Series event will feature poet and Stonecoast alum Richard Cambridge, who will read from his work as well as the work of fellow Stonecoast writers and other favorite poets. Wednesday, April 24th - A Feast of Stonecoast Poetry for National Poetry Month  7:00pm at Local Sprouts 649 Congress Street, Portland, ME. Richard Cambridge’s …

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Stonecoast Reading Series Kickoff and Celebration of Black History Month with Performance By Lady Zen

by Ashley Johnson University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast MFA Program will kick off its Stonecoast Reading Series on February 27 in celebration of Black History Month and the MFA Program’s Tenth Anniversary. The event will feature the music and poetry of Stonecoast student and local performer, Lady Zen. “Black History Month highlights a tradition of …

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Stonecoast Faculty Member Nancy Holder blogs about community and how she stays connected to Alumni.

Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing Blog

By Nancy Holder

When I first started teaching at Stonecoast, I wondered if I would feel like part of a community, since I would only see the other faculty members and students twice a year. After having taught in the lit department at the University of California at San Diego, I figured I would miss the mingling—passing students in the halls and seeing them during office hours.

I did remind myself that I’ve worked for years with editors I’ve never met in person, and I’ve done a substantial amount of online teaching and never met any of those students. But I knew it would be different as a faculty member of an intensive low-residency program, where I would only see other Stonecoasters every January and July.

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