Date of Award

May 2020

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



Committee Member

Nic Brown

Committee Member

Matt Hooley

Committee Member

Will Stockton


The primary content of this creative nonfiction thesis includes a collection of three essays of a memoir to be called: The Story of Hur. The three essays are titled: “Between a Memory and a Dream,” “Immigrant Churches,” and “With Brother.” Following these essays, a critical essay—“Writing about ‘Hur’”—explores the various styles and authorial choices of creative nonfiction genre writers along with their influences in the writing style of the respective essays. This work discusses various cultural tensions in immigrant churches that eventually spill into the domestic home.



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