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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.

  • Seth Grahame-Smith

    Grahame-Smith '98 visits campus

    “If you ask a thousand people in Hollywood how they got where they are, you’ll get a thousand different stories,” author, screenwriter, and producer Seth Grahame-Smith ’98 told students when he visited campus this week. But the true key to success in the entertainment industry, he said, is persistence.

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    MA Program and Grad Class "Earning More than an A"

    As the publishing world changes, graduate programs like Emerson’s MA are becoming more important for those wanting to work in the publishing industry.

  • Margot Livesey

    Livesey's latest novel homage to 'Jane Eyre'

    Margot Livesey's latest book, The Flight of Gemma Hardy, released earlier this month, is both an homage to and a reimagined modern variation on the classic novel Jane Eyre, one of the first chapter books Livesey ever read and a book she says has been a “constant companion” to her throughout her life.

  • Denis Leary

    Leary shares insights with students

    Acclaimed actor, writer, and comedian Denis Leary ’79 was on campus this week to talk to students about his time at Emerson and his career, and to give advice on “making it” in the entertainment industry. The star and co-creator of Rescue Me spoke to about 170 students packed into the Bright Family Screening Room.

  • Ploughshares celebrates 40 years

    Emerson marked the 40th anniversary of Ploughshares literary magazine this week with a celebration hosted by actor/writer Denis Leary ’79 that featured readings of the some of the magazine’s greatest works.

  • Awake in America

    Tobin publishes book on Irish American poetry

    Daniel Tobin, former Interim Dean of the School of the Arts at Emerson, has published a new book, Awake in America: On Irish American Poetry (University of Notre Dame Press). The book examines Irish American culture through its poets.

  • Robert Atwan joins faculty at Emerson to launch the Summer Writer's Conference.

    Atwan Helps Launch Summer Writers' Conference

    Robert Atwan, the series editor of the prestigious annual collection, The Best American Essays, joins faculty in Emerson's Writing, Literature and Publishing Department to launch the Boston Summer Writers' Conference.

  • Richard LaGravenese

    Emerson and Writers Guild of America partner

    Five Emerson College students have been selected for a Mentoring Program with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) Foundation for screenwriting, television writing, and playwriting.

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