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.

  • Yoshikawa

    Yoshikawa in 'Best American Essays'

    Associate Professor Mako Yoshikawa, of the Writing, Literature and Publishing Department, has an essay in Best American Essays 2013.

  • McLarin

    McLarin talks in Tufts' Race Day

    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.

  • Arroyo Castro

    Colombian professor welcomed

    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.

  • 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.

  • Baroni

    New full-time faculty welcomed

    Emerson is welcoming 15 new full-time faculty members across various departments to begin the 2013-14 academic year. “These new faculty members are experts in their fields and will be an integral part of Emerson’s future,” said Michaele Whelan, chief academic officer.

  • 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.

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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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