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News

Writing Our Revolutions sign

First-Year Writing Program Asks What’s Your Peaceful Revolution?

Leading up to this year’s annual Showcase on April 27, the First-Year Writing Program (FYWP) is asking students and other Emersonians to grab a peace sign in the Iwasaki Library CoLab and festoon them with ways they’ve worked to effect change lately.

Tracy K. Smith

Pulitzer-Winning Poet Tracy K. Smith Sheds Light on Writing Career

Students and faculty got a glimpse of Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy K. Smith’s early life as a writer, her influences, her views on the current political scene, and her successful transition to a memoir writer on Thursday, February 23.

Alternative Spring Break in Texas

Students to Work on Immigration Issues in Texas

For the fourth year, a group of Emerson students and advisors will head to El Paso, Texas, in a little over a week for Alternative Spring Break, where they'll immerse themselves in the country's largest border community (El Paso/Juárez, Mexico) and learn about immigration and social justice issues. 

The Outside Corner

Emerson Filmmakers Hope Sports Videos Go the Distance on NESN Series

Two teams of Emerson students have entered short sports films in NESN Next Producer, a series in which student filmmakers compete for $20,000 and a job at the cable sports channel. 

Thomas Lux '70

Thomas Lux ’70 a “Robust and Tender” Poet, Teacher

As a poet, Thomas Lux ’70 was a “supporter of all the underdogs,” his verses often infused with the worries of the working class, sometimes with the tang of his father’s dairy farm, said his friend of nearly five decades, Emerson Professor John Skoyles.

Events

Madeline Di Nonno, Chief Executive Officer of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, will discuss diversity at a panel on the Oscars at ELA on February 23.

Oscar Talk: Panel Discussions on the Academy Awards

Thu, February 23, 2017 7:00pm


Join us for a series of panel discussions on the Academy Awards, featuring panels about promoting diversity within the entertainment industry, creating Oscar buzz, the business of movies, and the Oscar's impact from a European perspective.

Ribbons on the Runway

Ribbons on the Runway 2017

Sun, February 26, 2017 4:00pm


Alpha Epsilon Phi presents the 13th annual Ribbons on the Runway fashion show and silent auction.

Tim Edgar

Tim Edgar Memorial Serivce

Thu, March 02, 2017 5:00pm


Please join us as we celebrate, honor, and remember our friend, teacher, and colleague Tim Edgar.

"Othello in the Seraglio"

Opera and Panel Discussion: "Othello in the Seraglio"

Thu, March 02, 2017 7:00pm


A special event and performance of Othello in the Seraglio begins with a panel discussion with Pulitzer Prize-winning scholar Stephen Greenblatt on the diverse societies of Islam and the treatment of race in Shakespeare.

Doug Whynott

WLP Faculty/Alumni Reading Series: Doug Whynott and Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

Wed, March 22, 2017 6:00pm


Writing, Literature, and Publishing Professor Douglas Whynott's The Sugar Season was selected as one of the best books of 2014 by the Boston Globe, and won the GreenBook Festival Award for writing about the environment. The Fact of a Body, the first book from Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich MFA '10, is forthcoming from Flatiron Books.