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.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is holding a three-day program beginning May 20 to help faculty address diversity issues in the classroom.
A faculty member and ArtsEmerson program director were honored with Inclusive Excellence Awards.
Beth Semel '10 has been accepted into a prestigious doctoral program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The 133rd Emerson College Commencement took on both celebratory and reflective tones on Mother’s Day, May 12, with keynote speakers Max Mutchnick ’87 and Debbie Allen.
A group of alumni filmmakers got a surprise when their low-budget film was on the homepage of the popular website Vimeo.
Boston-area youth experts explored why guns are still a prevalent part of life for juveniles in urban areas in an Emerson discussion on April 25.
Assistant Professor Megan Marshall recently released the new biography, Margaret Fuller: A New American Life, which received rave reviews in the New York Times and The New Yorker.
A graduate student and alumnus have been chosen for the Fulbright U.S. Student Awards for 2013-14.
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.