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.

  • George Quenzel

    Memorial service slated for George Quenzel

    A remembrance service will be held for Professor Emeritus George Quenzel on Saturday, October 27, at 1:00 pm in the Semel Theater.

  • 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.

  • Emerson College seal

    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.

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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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