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.
Creative Writing student and U.S. Air Force veteran Lauren Johnson, MFA '14, recently won a Glamour magazine essay contest when she shared her difficult experiences adjusting to life after her deployment to Afghanistan.
Crime thriller author Gary Grossman '70 spoke to Emerson students and faculty about the importance of authors and writers to market themselves in the digital world. Grossman, an Emerson Trustee, is a former producer a long list of television networks.
Parents got a slice of Emerson this past weekend, October 18-20, during the College’s annual Family Weekend. Families attended mini-college sessions, workshops, a Talent Showcase, and the President’s Breakfast.
Students, staff, and alumni represented Emerson College Los Angeles in the 29th annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles on October 13.
Natalie Zarowny '12 is the new host of Hola America, a weekly English-language news and lifestyle broadcast tailored to the Hispanic community on WQPT-TV, a PBS affiliate.
Associate Professor Mako Yoshikawa, of the Writing, Literature and Publishing Department, has an essay in Best American Essays 2013.
Kimberly McLarin, assistant professor in the Department of Writing, Literature, and Publishing, was quoted in a Boston Globe story about Tufts University's Race Day panel discussion.
Edgar Arroyo Castro, dean of agriculture and art at Universidad Nacional de Colombia, was welcomed to Emerson in a reception September 24. He's part of a year-round collaboration with faculty and students here.
Creative Writing MFA Stephen Shane (2015) and his colleague David Knight created a short documentary on Boston busing called Desegregated, Yet Unequal, and it was recently named an Editors' Pick by The Atlantic.
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.