Audrey Waleyko

Literature- Poetry

Heber City, UT
May 2021

Audrey is a non-fiction writer, musician, and photographer that participated through the Pacific Lutheran University’s Rainier Writing Workshop Fellowship. She worked on a thesis for her Master’s in Non-fiction as part of an excerpt from a full-length book, titled Battle Scars. It traces her history and upbringing in Colonial New England to my life in Utah via lyric imagery. The story explores struggling with one’s cultural identity and difficult past, and fighting for a better life.

Audrey also worked on re-drafting a memoir titled Death and Summer, a story set in California and on road-trips across America. It explores coming of age in a toxic world, battling addiction, grappling with illness, and finding one’s identity while challenging mainstream ideals.