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Date Permissions Signed

5-12-2016

Date of Award

Spring 2016

Document Type

Masters Thesis (Campus-Only Access)

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

English

First Advisor

Dietrich, Dawn Y., 1960-

Second Advisor

Yeasting, Jeanne

Third Advisor

De la Paz, Oliver, 1972-

Abstract

In “Wanderingland,” a whimsical blend of creative nonfiction, poetry, and comics, Lindsay Petrie illustrates her life from early childhood to young adulthood. With young adult readers in mind, the collection tackles complex issues such as bullying, social anxiety and self-acceptance. “Wanderingland” also chronicles the evolution of Petrie’s friendships from elementary school to college, explaining how these relationships shifted and grew over approximately two decades. From galloping on the playground as unicorns to navigating the sting of long-distance, this coming-of-age memoir explores what happens when innocence meets hardship and when hardship meets loyalty.

Type

Text

Publisher

Western Washington University

OCLC Number

949889302

Digital Format

application/pdf

Subjects – Names (LCNAF)

Petrie, Lindsay

Genre/Form

Academic theses; Graphic novels

Language

English

Rights

Copying of this thesis in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this thesis for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author's written permission.

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