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Morel Season, 2022

Identifier: cw_2022spring_lepley_coltt.pdf

Scope and Content Note

From the Series:

The series contains digital Master's theses perdominately from 2018 to present, however there are some older theses from 2010 and 2016. The theses consist of either a production book and a media component or solely a production book. The media components were originally submitted on CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays and changed to digital submissions in 2020.


  • 2022


Conditions Governing Use

The thesis is restricted due to FERPA, permission from the author is required before you can view the thesis.


103 pages (103 pages)

Language of Materials

From the record group: English

From the record group: Chinese

From the record group: Spanish; Castilian


"Morel Season is a collection of gritty short stories by Coltt Winter Lepley that depict struggles new and old based around characters all subtly connected to the fictional area of Laurel County existing in the Appalachia region of the United States. Stories in this collection focus around the relationships and hard times of characters who are trying to navigate their way through the ash pile of the mythical American Dream, or at least what's offered to them from a region often overlooked, economically depressed, and dismissed. The parent-child relationship is explored, along with making the best of challenging situations. The collection does not shy away from discussing the reality of the Appalachian working class. As the sayings go, "You never leave Appalachia alive," or "You can take the person from Appalachia, but you can't take the Appalachia from them." This is true of the characters in Lepley's Morel Season." -- Abstract

Physical Location

RG 010.01B Writing, Literature & Publishing

Physical Description

103 pages

Repository Details

Part of the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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