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.

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    Asim on NPR, discusses significance of Obama's second term

    Writing, Literature and Publishing Associate Professor Jabari Asim spoke with NPR’s Steve Inskeep about the shift in how the President is viewed by voters after four years in the White House.

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    Alumna heads to Morocco with Peace Corps

    Well-traveled alumna Jennan Al-Hamdouni '09 will spend two years in Morocco with the Peace Corps.

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    Alum releases psychological thriller

    In what he hopes will turn into a book series, Edward Weinman, MFA ’99, has just released a psychological thriller, The Ring Road, that delves into the darkness of a murder in remote Iceland.

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    Student food blog sizzles

    Nisreen Galloway ’14 hopes her new website, SimmerMagazine.com, will become the go-to authority for young adults looking for dazzling dining experiences.

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    Ploughshares Winter 2012 issue now available

    Ploughshares is excited to announce that the Winter 2012 issue edited by Ladette Randolph and John Skoyles is now available.

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    First-Year Writing Program recognized

    The First-Year Writing Program, in the Writing, Literature and Publishing Department, has been selected to receive a certificate of excellence from the Conference on College Composition and Communication.

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    Publishing Gala is Success for WLP Students

    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.

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    Student writes biography on Ray Bolger

    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.

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Stephen ShaneCreative 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.

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Steve YarbroughProfessor 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.

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Jennifer CrystalCurrent 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.

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Thomas McBeeWLP 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."

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Ladette RandolphLadette Randolph's new memoir Leaving the Pink House was featured on Oprah.com as a suggested memoir. Randolph teaches in WLP and is Editor-in-Chief of Ploughshares literary magazine.

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Greg NicholsGreg 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.

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Marko TameraLecturer 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.

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Megan MarshallRecent 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).

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Megan MarshallWLP Professor Megan Marshall and the emersonWRITES program participate in the launch and unveiling of Boston as the country's first Literary Cultural District.

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Michelle Bailat JonesMichelle 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.

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