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Exhibit on Creative Nonfiction

What is Creative Nonfiction? Students in Professor Kisha Schlegel’s course English 176: Introduction to Creative Nonfiction have each answered this question in their responses to creative nonfiction texts from Penrose Library. The texts they chose include memoirs and journalism in the form of alternative comics, essays and essay anthologies, life writing, collections of poetry and prose pieces, and literary journalism. Student responses have echoed this range of possibilities within the genre of creative nonfiction, and include poems, recipes, and drawings, together with critical analysis. Stop by the exhibit in the front of Penrose Library to read their analyses and check out the books they read, on display through May 19.

Books on display:

Footnotes in Gaza by Joe Sacco

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Range of Voices edited by Tod Marshall

More than Things by Margaret Randall.

The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery

In-Between Days by Teva Harrison

Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin

Blankets by Craig Thompson

The Mad Feast by Matthew Gavin

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

The Lost Painting by Jonathan Harr

Living in Storms edited by Thom Schramm

The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan

Voices of the Xiled: a generation speaks for itself edited by Michael Wexler and John Hulme

Forever Fat by Lee Gutkind

Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

The White Album by Joan Didion