Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing

Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing News

The latest faculty, staff, and student news in the Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing. For the latest College news and upcoming events, visit the News & Events section.

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    Homeless highlighted in holiday play

    Several Emerson students and alumni are involved in Writing Home, a theater production written by Boston–area homeless people, which runs December 18-21.

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    Marshall's book featured in Wall Street Journal

    Associate Professor Megan Marshall’s Pulitzer Prize–winning biography, Margaret Fuller: A New American Life, was featured in a Wall Street Journal article on December 12 that profiled reviewer Danielle Allen’s five best books on loneliness.

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    LGBTQ literary site posts student, faculty piece

    Blake Campbell ’15, a Writing, Literature, and Publishing student who also works in Emerson’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, recently interviewed WLP faculty member Christopher Hennessy, MFA ’00, about his literary career devoted to the study of poetry by gay Americans.

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    Flook’s new book in ELLE magazine

    Writing, Literature and Publishing Distinguished Writer-in-Residence Maria Flook’s book Mothers and Lovers appears in the December issue of ELLE magazin

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    ELA student forges path outside music journalism

    Taylor Markarian ’15 forges her own path outside of music journalism

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    Comic authors, illustrators discuss field

    Emerson hosted Graphic Novel Industry Night in the Beard Room on November 18, which featured authors and comic creators Alexander Danner and Dan Mazur along with an illustrator, Shelli Paroline.

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    McBee book reviewed in New York Times

    The Sunday New York Times Book Review covers Writing, Literature and Publishing alumnus Thomas Page McBee’s new autobiography Man Alive.

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    Comedy minor launches at Emerson

    Emerson College announced it has launched a minor in Comedy, strengthening even further the College’s foothold in the entertainment industry.

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Steve YarbroughProfessor Steve Yarbrough has been elected to the Fellowship of Southern Writers, and, in addition, will receive the 2015 Robert Penn Warren Award for Fiction this spring from the same organization.

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Jennifer CrystalCurrent MFA Jennifer Crystal recently signed a book deal with Belfort & Bastion for her memoir Et Voilà: One Traveler's Journey from Foreigner to Francophile. The publisher has a target launch date of Jan. 1.

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Thomas McBeeWLP alum and writer Thomas Page McBee's memoir Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man was named on Publisher's Weekly's "Best Books of 2014."

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Ladette RandolphLadette Randolph's new memoir Leaving the Pink House was featured on Oprah.com as a suggested memoir. Randolph teaches in WLP and is Editor-in-Chief of Ploughshares literary magazine.

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Greg NicholsGreg Nichols (MFA '11) released his first book, Striking Gridiron, A Town's Pride and a Team's Shot at Glory During the Biggest Strike in American History. The book was named a Junior Library Guild Fall 2014 Selection.

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Marko TameraLecturer Tamera Marko's writing collective with Emerson maintenance workers from Latin America and undergraduates presented a bilingual presentation: "Proyecto Carrito II: When the Student Receives an 'A' and the Worker Gets Fired: Driving our Own Narrative" at the Conference on Rhetoric and Composition.

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Megan MarshallRecent MA in Publishing & Writing alumni collaborated to launch a new literary genre journal called Strangelet. Alumni include Executive Editor Casey Brown (MA ’13), Managing Editor Leah Thompson (MA ’12), Production Editor Franco Alvarado (MA ’13), and Creative Director Chandra Asar (MA ’12).

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Megan MarshallWLP Professor Megan Marshall and the emersonWRITES program participate in the launch and unveiling of Boston as the country's first Literary Cultural District.

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Michelle Bailat JonesMichelle Bailat-Jones (MFA '05) won the inaugral Christopher Doheny award for her novel Fog Island Mountains. The award recognizes a book-lenth work exploring the experience of serious illness and includes a $10,000 prize and publication and promotion of the book.

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