Graduate Program


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Semester of Degree Completion


Thesis Director

Daiva Markelis

Thesis Committee Member

Lania Knight

Thesis Committee Member

Michael Loudon


Fragile Glass is creative nonfiction. It is autobiographical and I tell my story in a series of vignettes. The vignettes begin when I was a child, around eight or nine years old, and then progress through adolescence, until early high school. I not only write about my family and friends, but also the people with whom I grew up. Also, I have written about what it is like to live in rural, blue collar, Illinois during the mid-1970s to the early-1980s.

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Nonfiction Commons