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Stonecoast Writers’ Conference

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Sunday, July 19, 2015 - Saturday, July 25, 2015


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Portland, Maine
A Creative Community on Maine's Scenic Coast

The Stonecoast Writers' Conference will be held at the Abromson Center on the University of Southern Maine's Portland Campus. Our vibrant Portland campus is right at the heart of this energetic, diverse city, nationally known for its arts and culture, outdoor lifestyle and amazing food!

Here the absolute meets the plastic, the known meets the unknown. Water and land are locked in a marriage of inconvenience. The jagged rocks are worn smooth; the sinuous waves are shattered.

Admission Fees

Academic Credit – Traditional Workshop $1122
Non-Credit - Traditional Workshop $899
Students who are accepted into one of the traditional workshops have the choice of registering for three (3) undergraduate academic credits or as a non-credit/CEU course. The cost of the traditional workshops covers participation in morning traditional workshops, mid-day programming activities, evening readings and fees; course handouts; daily lunch; coffee all day every day; a final banquet on Friday evening at the Stone House; commencement and closing ceremonies.

Non-Credit Intensive Workshop $599
Intensive Workshops can only be taken for continuing education units (CEUs) and cannot be taken for academic credit. These afternoon courses run Monday-Friday, 1:30-3:30pm. Since space in limited, preference is given to Stonecoast alumni. Cost of the intensive workshops covers participation in afternoon intensive workshops and evening readings, and includes tuition and fees, course handouts, daily lunch, coffee all day every day and a final banquet on Friday.


37th Annual Stonecoast Writers’ Conference
Portland, Maine
July 19-25, 2015

Don’t bring a book on your vacation. Take a vacation with your book! Writing workshops in the foodiest town in New England. Prize-winning faculty include: Peter Behrens, Elizabeth Peavey, Lewis Robinson and Betsy Sholl. Workshops span four genres and cater to a variety of experience levels. Out of writing shape? Try our Creative Writing Bootcamp. Learn more at

Contact Information

For questions regarding workshops, the application process or program content:
Justin Tussing, Director
Stonecoast Writers’ Conference
c/o Department of English
University of Southern Maine
P.O. Box 9300
Portland, ME 04104-9300
Telephone: 207.228.8393


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