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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    Wagner weighs in on Zellweger’s new look

    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.

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    Family Weekend 2014 celebrated

    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.

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    Oprah.com selects Randolph's memoir

    Ladette Randolph, editor-in-chief of Ploughshares, has released a memoir that was recently featured on Oprah.com.

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    PATHWAYS program featured in Boston Globe

    emersonPATHWAYS, a newly launched program geared toward Boston public high school students, was the subject of a front-page story in the Boston Globe’s G/Arts section.

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    Marshall helps unveil Literary Cultural District

    Associate Professor Megan Marshall, who won the Pulitzer Prize this year for her biography on Margaret Fuller, helped usher in Boston's new Literary Cultural District in a ceremony October 5.

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    TIME LAPSE VIDEOS: Watch 2 murals get created

    The Office of the Arts has compiled two time lapse videos showing the recent creation of murals made by artists at Emerson.

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    Faculty honored at appreciation event

    Faculty members whose work at Emerson has spanned four decades were honored at the Bordy Theater on October 1 for the first annual Faculty Appreciation Event, organized by The Spirit of Emerson and the Office of Academic Affairs.

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    emersonWRITES in ArtWeek Boston

    Emerson College is one of several community organizations participating in ArtWeek Boston, a collection of events and activities that feature the quality and diversity of arts, culture, and creative community in Boston. 

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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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