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.
A remembrance service will be held for Professor Emeritus George Quenzel on Saturday, October 27, at 1:00 pm in the Semel Theater.
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.
Several academic departments have welcomed new full-time faculty members for the 2012–2013 academic year.
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, a leading national literary magazine based at Emerson College, has launched a new digital-only series of individual long stories called Ploughshares Solos.
WLP’s Graduate Students for Publishing recently won the Graduate Student Association’s (GSA) 2011-2012 Outstanding Graduate Student Organization Award.
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.
More than 1,000 degrees were conferred at Emerson’s 132nd Commencement exercises, held May 15 at the Citi Performing Arts Center in Boston.
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.