Date of Award

Fall 12-19-2019

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Writing, Linguistics, and Creative Process

First Advisor

Erik Ofgang

Second Advisor

Kateri Kosek


Journalist Lisa N. Peterson in her true-crime memoir, The Look-Back Window: A Journalist’s Memory of Murders, Men, and the Media, revisits her life as a newspaper reporter in the 1980s when she covered the woodchipper murder case and the disappearance of Regina Brown in Newtown, Connecticut. In this work of creative non-fiction, Peterson recounts how decades later she returned to investigate domestic violence victim Regina Brown’s cold case and the effect it had on her as she rediscovered her past as a childhood sexual abuse survivor.

Available for download on Tuesday, November 14, 2119

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Nonfiction Commons