Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing
Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing News
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More than 50 undergraduates trekked to the Big Apple on March 15 for the annual New York Connection trip, which provided opportunities for current students to meet alumni who share their career paths.
Writing, Literature and Publishing Assistant Professor Megan Marshall’s new biography, Margaret Fuller: A New American Life, received a rave review from the New York Times and New Yorker.
WLP faculty member Reginald Dwayne Betts is one of five selected poets to be awarded $15,000 by the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship.
Associate Professor Jabari Asim was one of several guests on the HuffPost Live video web chat on the Huffington Post site March 6, speaking about the dangers of using hostile epithets, including the "N-word," in public discourse.
There will be a strong Emerson presence March 6-9 at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference in Boston.
Ladette Randolph, editor-in-chief of the Emerson-based Ploughshares literary journal, has released a new fiction book, Haven's Wake.
Writing, Literature and Publishing faculty member Jabari Asim’s latest book, 50 Cents and a Dream, was recently reviewed in the New York Times.
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.
MFA '98 Roseanne Montillo's article about 14-year old serial killer Jesse Pomeroy appeared on CBS News Crimsider. Montillo's latest book The Wilderness of Ruin explores the hunt for the child killer during Boston's Gilded Age and the Great Fire of 1872.
MFA '99 Olen Steinhauer's new book, All the Old Knives was recently reviewed by The New York Times.
Professor Jessica Treadway is featured in the Boston Globe for her new novel “Lacy Eye.” In the Q&A with the Globe, Treadway discusses her writing habits, including writing drafts in longhand.
A group of nine young, emerging artists from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Medellín recently presented their artwork at Emerson College Los Angeles and are visiting Emerson College in Boston this month.
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.
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.