Date of Award

Spring 5-11-2022

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Professional Writing (MAPW)



Committee Chair/First Advisor

Jenny Sadre-Orafai


Garrard Conley


What Made the Writer Emerge is a portfolio that consists of creative writing such as poems and short stories. It is inspired by my true-life events, centered around a young girl who is haunted by her death, heartbreak and struggling with telling her parents that she doesn't want to be a doctor. As a result of the events, she develops anxiety and makes some mistakes along the journey, but she allows everything to make her and not break her. The pain has only brought life to her gift. All of her thoughts spill out into her fingers to tell the story of how the writer emerged.

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