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.

  • 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.

  • Marshall

    Marshall, Livesey chat for Radcliffe

    Megan Marshall and Margot Livesey, faculty members for the Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing, held a conversation for Radcliffe about Marshall's latest biography.

  • Jabari Asim

    Asim on controversial Fox Network interview with Reza Aslan

    Jabari Asim, associate professor of WLP weighs in on Fox's controversial interview with religious scholar Reza Aslan about his new book.

  • Minami

    10 students visit Japan

    Ten students visited Tokyo International University and toured Japan this month, making good on a memorandum of understanding President Lee Pelton signed with the Japanese institution last year.

  • Asim

    Asim quoted on Paula Deen controversy

    Associate Professor Jabari Asim was quoted June 25 in the Chicago Tribune on the controversy surrounding celebrity chef Paula Deen.

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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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