On Monday, May 13th at 5 p.m., student writers in WRCT 267 will read from their archive-based creative writing projects. Over the course of the semester, each of these students (enrolled in Teagle Fellow Kate Thorpe’s “Creative Criticism and Inquiry: Writing Documentary Nonfiction and Poetry”) chose an archival collection from the holdings of Special Collections & Archives and wrote a creative piece inspired by the collection. According to Director of Special Collections Suzy Taraba, “The results are wonderful examples of thinking outside the box of traditional archival research. The collections chosen range from Civil War letters to the Hewlett Diversity Archive. A selection of the archival materials will be on display at the reading.”
Come out to support student writer/scholars and hear about fascinating Wes-related history! For more information, please contact Kate Thorpe at firstname.lastname@example.org.