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  • [2016-08-25] Black Stone on a White Wind 

    Wohlwend, Lynn
    Black Stone on a White Wind is a memoir dealing with the aftermath of my father’s suicide and my search to understand who my father was after his death.  
  • [2016-08-25] On Childhood and Other Sad Things 

    Maruyama, Matthew
    This manuscript is an experimental and otherwise lyrical autobiography that explores the nature of childhood.
  • [2016-08-25] Whistle 

    Gomez, Brenna
    Whistle is a blurred boundary collection of short stories and essays based on my experiences growing up in Walsenburg, Colorado. The eight distinct pieces feature similar characters and overlap thematically across both genres.
  • [2016-08-25] Where Birds Go to Die, a Memoir 

    Berger, Daniel Joseph
    This memoir explores the various ways the author has attempted to cope with his father’s suicide and his mother’s autoimmune diseases, which finally claimed her life after a 14-year fight.
  • [2016-08-04] Chatterbox 

    Sánchez, Rebecca
    This essay articulates the creative process and artistic influences of two plays written by Rebecca M. Sánchez. The plays, Chatterbox and Re: Living are influenced by a variety of artists including Emilio Carballido and ...
  • [2016-06-09] Movement as the Driving Force: Empowering Live Dance Performance Through the Integration of Film 

    Paschich, Kelsey Victoria Mary
    Dance and film are two distinct mediums of expression. Movement drives both of these art forms and is the commonality that serves as the thread that connects them. These mediums serve as modes of discovery, thinking, and ...
  • [2016-06-09] A New and Different Sun 

    Olson, Annie
    A New and Different Sun is a non-fiction essay collection. Essay themes concern the landscape, ideals, and politics of the American West.
  • [2016-06-09] Thieves' Nest 

    Lim, Kathryne
    Thieves’ Nest is a poetry collection bound by themes of separation, detachment, landscape, and displacement. The collection is divided into three sections that mark different phases of the speaker’s life, as experienced ...

    Hinson, Pamela Denise
    In this essay, I will summarize my growth and learning in this MFA program. I will use a theoretical framework of archetypal and feminist research to analyze my own work, including: Lilith, Darling, Shared Misery, and ...
  • [2016-06-09] A Guayaba's Heart 

    Garcia, Melisa
    A Guayaba's Heart is a poetry collection that is utilizes memory as a binding for the themes of language, family, and Central American landscapes, The poetry collection takes a close look at these themes through a generational ...

    Burge, Ariel
    I began my research with the intent of finding a way for student choreographers in university dance programs to become more involved in their peer’s work. In addition I hoped to find a teaching model that would provide the ...
  • [2015-09-09] In the Open Air: Rediscovering Self and the Environment through Site-Specific Dance and Alternative Teaching Methods 

    Nevada, Lisa Marie
    In the Open Air: Rediscovering Self and the Environment through Site-Specific Dance and Alternative Teaching Methods examines the accessibility of modern and contemporary dance today. It reflects on personal research, ...
  • [2015-09-01] A Currency of Birds 

    Burns, Lucy
    This collection of poetry narrates the experience of woman who has arrived in a desert city without memory of her arrival or her past. The poems explore presence through absence, loss, longing, fragmentation, and the ...
  • [2015-09-01] THE SURVIVORS: A Novel 

    Dehnert, Jill
    Why are we, as a species, drawn to literature, particularly fiction? And also, why are writers drawn to tell stories? In this paper, I seek to find an answer to those questions because I think more than anything, to be ...
  • [2015-06-26] Exoskeletons 

    Sheesley, Sarah
    This collection of creative nonfiction includes reflective personal essays in three parts. The first part deals loosely with my efforts to assert, define, and interrogate my sense of identity dealing primarily with ...
  • [2015-06-25] Fishers of Men 

    Noltemeyer, Michael
    My novel, Fishers of Men, is a historical fiction account in which 23-year-old Henry Fisher, a present-day medical student, explores the urban legends surrounding the abandoned Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, ...
  • [2015-06-24] Canaries 

    MacClyment, Logan
    A collection of fictional short stories and screenwriting, dealing with characters who, besieged by sickness, denial, and uncertainty, try desperately to keep their heads above water. These are stories marked by sadness ...
  • [2015-06-24] Listen, then Speak: Foregrounding Women's Spaces, Stories, and Relationships in Dramatic Writing 

    Loy, Irene
    In this essay, I provide documentation for my theory and practice during this MFA degree. I begin with a short personal essay on my auto-biography leading up to and including this program. Then I follow with an overview ...
  • [2015-06-24] Re-Contextualizing the Patriarch: Understanding Fathers and Sons 

    Hathaway, Kevin J.
    This essay will explore the spiritual leadership role of the patriarch with regards to my upbringing in River Road Fellowship, a non-denominational cult of roughly ninety people located in central Minnesota. It will also ...
  • [2015-06-23] What Happens Next 

    Classon, Carrie
    "What Happens Next" is a memoir set in Nigeria, Tanzania, and the coast of Kenya. The story chronicles the author's loss of marriage, job, and home, and the journey to rediscovery of self.

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