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.
Writing, Literature and Publishing Associate Professor Jabari Asim was quoted in a PowerSource.com article about the NFL’s move to ban the use of the n-word on the field.
Professor Steve Yarbrough of Writing, Literature, and Publishing, 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.
Associate Professor Jerald Walker’s recent essay, “How to Make a Slave,” will appear in The Best American Essays 2014, edited by John Jeremiah Sullivan.
A screening of Kisses to the Children, a documentary about responses to the Nazis in Greece during World War II, and a discussion with the film director took place October 28 at Emerson.
The Fall 2014 Internship Fair was held at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel on October 29, bringing a high turnout of Emerson students seeking internships in the communication and arts fields.
In a Boston Globe op-ed, Writing, Literature and Publishing faculty member Meta Wagner tackles the trending story of actress Renee Zellweger’s suspected cosmetic surgery.
Hundreds of students and their parents participated in Family Weekend 2014, held October 17-19, with events ranging from the annual President’s Breakfast, Family Weekend Talent Showcase, EVVY Award Showcase, and numerous “Mini College Sessions” in classrooms with faculty members.
Ladette Randolph, editor-in-chief of Ploughshares, has released a memoir that was recently featured on Oprah.com.
Professor 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.
Current 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.
WLP 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."
Greg 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.
Lecturer 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.
Recent 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).
WLP Professor Megan Marshall and the emersonWRITES program participate in the launch and unveiling of Boston as the country's first Literary Cultural District.
Michelle 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.