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Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing News

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  • Junot Diaz visits Emerson

    Junot Diaz, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, visited Emerson as part of Hispanic Latin American Heritage Month.

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    Writer Junot Diaz visits campus

    Junot Díaz delivered a guest lecture, read two of his short stories, held a Q & A with students, and then did a book signing of his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao while he was on Emerson College's campus during Latin American Heritage Month. More than 100 students attended the event.

  • Creative Writing graduate student Nicole Miller

    Creative Writing Student Attends Translation Workshop in Greece

    Creative Writing graduate student Nicole Miller talks about her time at Princeton's 2011 Summer Translation Workshop in Greece and how she was selected to join this workshop.

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    Creative Writing Graduate Students Host Poetry Program

    Creative Writing graduate students Meredith Jordan and Sarah Ehrich received a Graduate Student Association (GSA) Special Award in May 2011 to use toward POP! (Poets of Place).

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    Alumnus writes critically acclaimed debut novel

    Urban Waite's first novel,The Terror of Living, released earlier this year, has received praise from publications such as the New York Times, and renowned writers, including Stephen King.

  • Jerald Walker

    Walker to head WLP department

    Associate Professor Jerald Walker has been named interim chair of Emerson’s Writing, Literature and Publishing Department.

  • Andrea Calabretta, MFA ’07

    Alumna awarded Fulbright fellowship to teach in Tunisia

    Andrea Calabretta, MFA ’07, has been awarded a Fulbright fellowship to teach at the University of Sousse in Tunisia for the 2011–2012 academic year

  • ladette randolph talks about ploughshares

    Everything you ever wanted to know about Ploughshares...

    Ploughshares, Emerson College’s award-winning literary journal, turns 40 this fall and a star-studded fundraiser - hosted by comic and author Denis Leary ’79 - is in the planning stages. 

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