Voices of the Community: Julie Poitras Santos

GRADUATE SCHOOL ONE YEAR OUT: putting away my folders Let me begin by saying this is not my first rodeo: I have another graduate degree. I recall taking a wonderful visiting artist out to lunch mid-way through that earlier degree. He clearly said to me that it took him a good two years to recover …

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Stonecoast at #AWP15

Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing Blog

Are your bags packed? Have you gotten dizzy looking at the conference schedule yet? We are just days away from the 2015 Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Conference in Minneapolis and the Stonecoast MFA Program will be there!

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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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Post-Residency by Joseph Carro

We all gathered in the common room of Chamberlain Hall and reminisced, speaking with smiles stretched across our faces and kinetic hand gestures painting our stories with extra detail. Some of us wouldn't be coming back, and so there were trembling lips, teary eyes and long, unashamed hugs. Handshakes, hand waves and promises to keep …

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Five Years Later and What Do I Have to Show? Good Question

by Lisa Romeo This is how it would be, surely: Five years after graduating on a hot July night, I'd return to the Stonecoast summer residency for a visit. I'd chat up alumni, swapping stories about our fabulous or lousy agents, latest book deal (surely we'd all be on book number two, at least). We'd …

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Dispatches from the Desk: AWP Survival Guide Edition

by Libby Cudmore & Matthew Quinn Martin…hello all, your president and vice president here with our another of our semi-regular featured blog posts.So, as many of you know, The Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP)’s annual conference is just around the corner––metaphorically for those of you who are planning on attending, and literally for …

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