Stonecoast, University of Southern Maine

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University of Southern Maine, Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing
98 Bedford St.
Portland, Maine 04104

P: 207-780-4423
E: [email protected]

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Application Deadline

September 1, February 1


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This program emphasizes community service, internships, creative collaboration, pedagogy, and publishing.

Students may pursue tracks in craft, creative collaboration, literary theory, social change/community service, teaching, publishing. Courses include writing for stage and screen, translation, writing nature, and cross-genre. Opportunities are also available for students to attend residencies in Ireland.

Core faculty includes: Rick Bass, Jeanne Marie Beaumont, Sarah Braunstein, Breena Clarke, Jaed Muncharoen Coffin, Susan Conley, Ted Deppe, Carolina De Robertis, Boman Desai, David Anthony Durham, Martin Espada, Theodora Goss, Aaron Hamburger, Elizabeth Hand, Nancy Holder, Barbara Hurd, Cait Johnson, James Patrick Kelly, Michael Kimball, Debra Marquart, David Mura, Alexs Pate, Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Eléna Rivera, Elizabeth Searle, Tim Seibles, Suzanne Strempek-Shea