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Too Cool, Lillian Margaret Cary Apr 2019

Too Cool, Lillian Margaret Cary

Stonecoast MFA

Too Cool is a collection of short stories and essays concerning a young woman’s experiences with relationships, and how they help shape the world around her. The body, foregrounded as metaphor, is threaded throughout each story and essay in the collection in the hopes that all readers will relate to the sometimes un-relatable. Both in fiction and non-fiction, these pieces explore heartbreak, friendship and the human need for connection. The stories and essays are written in a minimalist style to emphasize that what is written is just as important as the information that has been left out, and their ...


Time Away, Loren Hart Francis Apr 2019

Time Away, Loren Hart Francis

Stonecoast MFA

Loren Francis planted himself squarely into his life in 2008, and looked around from there, trying to remember what the view was like from then: a time of building, music, creativity and expansiveness followed by an accident, panic attacks, and the deep rout of alcohol and drug addiction. He picks up the threads, tugging on them and letting them take him where they would back through his family tree to his Irish farmer grandparents on his mother’s side, and his British and Lebanese grandparents on his father’s. Music, addiction, family and entrepreneurism all play a salient part in ...


Telling Room: Color In Action, Ryan Poag, Meaghan Gonsior Jan 2018

Telling Room: Color In Action, Ryan Poag, Meaghan Gonsior

Thinking Matters Symposium

The Telling Room is a nonprofit writing center in Portland that helps young writers ages 6 to 18 build confidence, strengthen literacy skills, and provide real opportunities for students to display their creativity for audiences. Every year they approach creative writing through a unique theme to help keep young writers engaged. Their anthology’s theme this year is COLORS. Colors can symbolize and illustrate various aspects of life including human emotion, energy levels, and cultural phenomena. Using the connection between color and creativity, we have embarked on a project to produce a series of six short videos based on the ...


I Am Adele Bloch-Bauer, I Am Hester Prynne, Laurie Lico Albanese Jan 2016

I Am Adele Bloch-Bauer, I Am Hester Prynne, Laurie Lico Albanese

All Theses & Dissertations

I AM ADELE BLOCH-BAUER, I AM HESTER PRYNNE is a compilation of fiction and nonfiction. This cross-genre thesis includes two excerpts from historical novels with female protagonists, and an essay on women’s historical fiction. For the study and creation of female-centered historical fiction I researched and wrote in a wide range of areas, both intellectual and temporal. First, I read and traced the emergence of female-focused American historical fiction that began with Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, and continues today with historical fiction based in fact such as Lily King’s Euphoria and Paula McClain’s The Paris ...


String Lights, Amanda Jennifer Pleau Jun 2015

String Lights, Amanda Jennifer Pleau

All Theses & Dissertations

String Lights is a nonfictional, creative exploration of relationships. Themes in this collection include digital communication, the cultural influence of music and music retailers, coming of age, sex, love, true crime, and travel.


Her Name Is Quintana Roo: Essays, Poetry, Memoir, Linda Q. Lambert Jan 2015

Her Name Is Quintana Roo: Essays, Poetry, Memoir, Linda Q. Lambert

All Theses & Dissertations

Her name is Quintana Roo is a collection of essays, poetry, and memoir through the lens of the author's experience as a child, mother, wife, journalist, and librarian. The dominant thread is the establishment of a septuagenarian's enchantment with words and writing.


De Gustibus Non Disputandum Est, William Henry Ferguson Jr. Jan 2015

De Gustibus Non Disputandum Est, William Henry Ferguson Jr.

All Theses & Dissertations

De Gustibus non Disputandum Est is a collection of essays striving to describe a world, natural and emotional, that in the eyes of this author needs attention. The essays hope to express ways of ameliorating our out of control spiral towards the destruction of beauty and kindness.


The Healing Power Of Horses: On Riding, Writing & Grieving, Cathy La Forge Jan 2015

The Healing Power Of Horses: On Riding, Writing & Grieving, Cathy La Forge

All Theses & Dissertations

The Healing Power of Horses: On Riding, Writing & Grieving is a collection of essays that bring together the three stated themes-grieving, writing and horseback riding-as a means of healing that I discovered following the death of my husband. Each essay centers on one of these themes contributing to the telling of an entire story


Grace, Trees, And Getting On My Knees: A Memoir About The Beginning Of My Recovery, Kateri Patrice Hall Jan 2015

Grace, Trees, And Getting On My Knees: A Memoir About The Beginning Of My Recovery, Kateri Patrice Hall

All Theses & Dissertations

Having struggled with drug and alcohol abuse on and off for almost three years, I finally reached my proverbial bottom on May 5, 2010 at only 21 years of age.


Steady Song Of The Heart: Memoir And Meditation, Susan Jean Perschbacher Dec 2013

Steady Song Of The Heart: Memoir And Meditation, Susan Jean Perschbacher

All Theses & Dissertations

In these memoirist essays I interweave my life stories with sojourns in nature and my spiritual journey. Not a narrative of horrific abuse and trauma , it is an account similar to those of other women growing up the 1950's, a time of pretense that social problems did not exist, that the United states was a place of upward mobility-except if you were black, poor, female or otherwise removed from a life of privilege.


Born With Their Hearts In Their Mouths, Karin Serpentina Eberhardt Jan 2013

Born With Their Hearts In Their Mouths, Karin Serpentina Eberhardt

All Theses & Dissertations

Born with Their Hearts in Their Mouths is a collection of chapter excerpts and an essay. Taken from two non-fiction books in progress, the chapter excerpts are written on seemingly disparate topics: the increasingly rare Spoon-billed Sandpiper, and the enduring Kachin people of northern Myanmar.


Community Pride Reporter, 08/1999, Community Pride Reporter Aug 1999

Community Pride Reporter, 08/1999, Community Pride Reporter

Community Pride Reporter (1993-1999)

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Community Pride Reporter, 06/1999, Community Pride Reporter Jun 1999

Community Pride Reporter, 06/1999, Community Pride Reporter

Community Pride Reporter (1993-1999)

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Community Pride Reporter, 06/1999, Community Pride Reporter Jun 1999

Community Pride Reporter, 06/1999, Community Pride Reporter

Community Pride Reporter (1993-1999)

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Community Pride Reporter, 05/1999, Community Pride Reporter May 1999

Community Pride Reporter, 05/1999, Community Pride Reporter

Community Pride Reporter (1993-1999)

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Community Pride Reporter, 04/1999, Community Pride Reporter Apr 1999

Community Pride Reporter, 04/1999, Community Pride Reporter

Community Pride Reporter (1993-1999)

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Community Pride Reporter, 02/1999, Community Pride Reporter Feb 1999

Community Pride Reporter, 02/1999, Community Pride Reporter

Community Pride Reporter (1993-1999)

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Community Pride Reporter, 11/1998, Community Pride Reporter Nov 1998

Community Pride Reporter, 11/1998, Community Pride Reporter

Community Pride Reporter (1993-1999)

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Community Pride Reporter, 09/1998, Community Pride Reporter Sep 1998

Community Pride Reporter, 09/1998, Community Pride Reporter

Community Pride Reporter (1993-1999)

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Community Pride Reporter, 08/1998, Community Pride Reporter Aug 1998

Community Pride Reporter, 08/1998, Community Pride Reporter

Community Pride Reporter (1993-1999)

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Community Pride Reporter, 07/1998, Community Pride Reporter Jul 1998

Community Pride Reporter, 07/1998, Community Pride Reporter

Community Pride Reporter (1993-1999)

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Community Pride Reporter, 05/1998, Community Pride Reporter May 1998

Community Pride Reporter, 05/1998, Community Pride Reporter

Community Pride Reporter (1993-1999)

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Community Pride Reporter, 06/1998, Community Pride Reporter May 1998

Community Pride Reporter, 06/1998, Community Pride Reporter

Community Pride Reporter (1993-1999)

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Community Pride Reporter, 04/1998, Community Pride Reporter Apr 1998

Community Pride Reporter, 04/1998, Community Pride Reporter

Community Pride Reporter (1993-1999)

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Community Pride Reporter, 03/1998, Community Pride Reporter Mar 1998

Community Pride Reporter, 03/1998, Community Pride Reporter

Community Pride Reporter (1993-1999)

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Community Pride Reporter, 03/1998b, Community Pride Reporter Mar 1998

Community Pride Reporter, 03/1998b, Community Pride Reporter

Community Pride Reporter (1993-1999)

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Community Pride Reporter, 01/1998, Community Pride Reporter Jan 1998

Community Pride Reporter, 01/1998, Community Pride Reporter

Community Pride Reporter (1993-1999)

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Community Pride Reporter, 11/1997, Community Pride Reporter Nov 1997

Community Pride Reporter, 11/1997, Community Pride Reporter

Community Pride Reporter (1993-1999)

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Community Pride Reporter, 10/1997, Community Pride Reporter Oct 1997

Community Pride Reporter, 10/1997, Community Pride Reporter

Community Pride Reporter (1993-1999)

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Community Pride Reporter, 09/1997, Community Pride Reporter Sep 1997

Community Pride Reporter, 09/1997, Community Pride Reporter

Community Pride Reporter (1993-1999)

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