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.

  • Rasmussen

    Alum on book award 'Longlist'

    Matt Rasmussen, MFA '04, has been selected for the National Book Award Longlist for Poetry for his debut collection, Black Aperture.

  • Haines

    Haines chosen for creative artists' fellowship

    Lise Haines, senior writer-in-residence in the Writing, Literature and Publishing Department, has been awarded a fellowship at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts this month.

  • Terwilliger

    Creative Writing grad a Fulbright scholar

    Cameron Terwilliger, MFA '07, has begun a prestigious Fulbright Canada fellowship this semester, and will research and draft a novel set during the Seven Years War.

  • Hollingworth

    Hollingworth's 50 years honored

    Numerous Emerson faculty members were recognized September 3 for significant years of service to the College, including Ted Hollingworth of Communication Studies, who has worked at Emerson since 1963.

  • Marshall comments on Why Teach?

    WLP Associate Professor and acclaimed author Megan Marshall spoke with Inside Higher Ed about Why Teach? a new book by Mark Edmundson.    

  • Steve Yarbrough

    Yarbrough’s new book review in Boston Globe

    Writing, Literature and Publishing Professor Steve Yarbrough’s new book, The Realm of Last Chances, follows the lives of suburban couple Kristen and Cal.

  • Tim Riley

    Riley pens piece on drug culture for The Atlantic

    Assistant Professor of Journalism Tim Riley delves deep into the portrayal of today's drug culture in media compared to the idealism of the ’60s and historical anti-drug campaigns.

  • Asim

    Asim in 'Our Boston'

    Associate Professor Jabari Asim is one of several Boston-area writers who contributed to Our Boston: Writers Celebrate the City They Love, an anthology paying tribute to the Hub after the Boston Marathon bombings.

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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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