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.

  • Patricia Hampl

    Hampl kicks off Reading Series

    Author of A Romantic Education, Virgin Time, and Blue Arabesque and guest editor of Ploughshares' fall 2012 issue Patricia Hampl kicked off the newly merged 2012-2013 Reading Series hosted by WLP and Ploughshares.

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    Emerson welcomes new 2012 faculty

    Several academic departments have welcomed new full-time faculty members for the 2012–2013 academic year.

  • Richard Hoffman

    Hoffman’s work featured by Poetry Foundation

    Several poems from Senior Writer-in-Residence Richard Hoffman’s book Emblem have been selected and featured by the Poetry Foundation on its website. 

  • Ploughshares launches Ploughshares Solos

    Ploughshares, a leading national literary magazine based at Emerson College, has launched a new digital-only series of individual long stories called Ploughshares Solos.

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    Graduate Students for Publishing Is Outstanding GSO

    WLP’s Graduate Students for Publishing recently won the Graduate Student Association’s (GSA) 2011-2012 Outstanding Graduate Student Organization Award.

  • Alumnus wins major poetry awards

    Matthew Rasmussen ’04 recently won two prestigious awards for his poetry: the 2012 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets and the 2012 McKnight Artist Fellowship for Writers.

  • David Gregory

    Gregory tells grads to learn resilience

    More than 1,000 degrees were conferred at Emerson’s 132nd Commencement exercises, held May 15 at the Citi Performing Arts Center in Boston.

  • Medina awarded Guggenheim grant

    Writing, Literature and Publishing Professor Pablo Medina has been named a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow in poetry by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

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