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.
Nisreen Galloway ’14 hopes her new website, SimmerMagazine.com, will become the go-to authority for young adults looking for dazzling dining experiences.
Holly Van Leuven '12 is writing a biography on entertainer Ray Bolger, who played Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz as her BFA thesis project.
Writing, Literature & Publishing students gathered to celebrate the work of Emerson’s publishing community at the inaugural Publishing Gala on Friday, November 16 in the Bill Bordy Theater.
Not many people write memoirs at the ripe, old age of 21, but Frank Gao has.
An essay previously published in the Emerson–based literary magazine Ploughshares has been chosen for publication in Best American Essays 2012.
Tobias Wolff and Adam Zagajewski visited campus
Vincent Scarpa ’12 is still dumbfounded at his recent accomplishment: winning the Norman Mailer Award for Best College Fiction Writing.
Ploughshares Solos featured in San Francisco Chronicle and AnnArbor.com.
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.