Fall 2017 - Non-Fiction

 
     
 

Joseph Bathani
Real Work

The summer of 1976, the bicentennial year – the year I left my home town of Pittsburgh for good to trek to North Carolina to work in a prison as a...

 
     
 

 

 
 

Karen McElmurray
Writing Joy

In one of my long-time favorite essays, “Memory and Imagination,” Patricia Hampl says that memoir is travel writing. The memoirist, she says, “is the traveler who goes on foot, living the journey…

 
     
     
 

Karen J. Weyant
Why All Small Town Summer Jobs Are Obscene

At the local newsstand I sold cigarettes, candy bars, and papers from behind a cash register smudged with crumbs from my coworker, who always ate breakfast muffins over the keys. I was sixteen. Except for...

 
     
     
 

Christopher Martin
God Sits Drawing Whales

It’s a chilly April morning, 2016, and I’m putting the finishing touches on what will be my first book, a work of creative nonfiction called This Gladdening Light: An Ecology of Fatherhood and Faith. As I work...