Students Share Creative Writings Based on Wesleyan’s Collections

Olivia DrakeMay 26, 20132min

Special Collections & Archives hosted “A Reading of Documentary Nonfiction and Poetry” on May 13. Each student in the “Creative Criticism and Inquiry: Writing Documentary Nonfiction and Poetry” course chose an archival collection from the holdings of Special Collections & Archives and wrote a creative piece inspired by the collection. The class was taught by Teagle Fellow Kate Thorpe.

“The results are wonderful examples of thinking outside the box of traditional archival research,” said Suzy Taraba, director of Special Collections & Archives. “The collections chosen range from Civil War letters to the Hewlett Diversity Archive.”

A selection of the archival materials were on display at the reading.

(Photos by Bill Tyner ’13)

Katherine Gilchrist ’13

Hannah Jenkins ’15
Quinta Jurecic ’15
Cameron Couch ’13
Samantha Maldonado ’13