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.

  • Ploughshares celebrates 40 years

    Emerson marked the 40th anniversary of Ploughshares literary magazine this week with a celebration hosted by actor/writer Denis Leary ’79 that featured readings of the some of the magazine’s greatest works.

  • Awake in America

    Tobin publishes book on Irish American poetry

    Daniel Tobin, former Interim Dean of the School of the Arts at Emerson, has published a new book, Awake in America: On Irish American Poetry (University of Notre Dame Press). The book examines Irish American culture through its poets.

  • Robert Atwan joins faculty at Emerson to launch the Summer Writer's Conference.

    Atwan Helps Launch Summer Writers' Conference

    Robert Atwan, the series editor of the prestigious annual collection, The Best American Essays, joins faculty in Emerson's Writing, Literature and Publishing Department to launch the Boston Summer Writers' Conference.

  • Richard LaGravenese

    Emerson and Writers Guild of America partner

    Five Emerson College students have been selected for a Mentoring Program with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) Foundation for screenwriting, television writing, and playwriting.

  • Career Week events prepare students for jobs

    Career Week 2011 offered a roster of events aimed at helping students plan for their professions post-Emerson.

  • Dan Tobin

    Tobin wins Massachusetts Book Award

    Former Interim Dean of Emerson’s School of the Arts Dan Tobin has won the 2011 Massachusetts Book Award in poetry for his book Belated Heavens.

  • Robert Atwan

    Emerson launches Boston Summer Writers' Conference

    Emerson’s Writing Literature and Publish Department will spearhead the first annual Boston Summer Writers’ Conference on campus, from June 24–30, 2012. Open to interested writers nationwide, the conference will represent a unique literary experience for Boston and will be one of only a few summer writing conferences to occur in a major U.S. city.

  • The Graduate Reading Series Event

    Interview With the Curators of the Graduate Reading Series

    The Graduate Reading Series, one of the Graduate Student Organizations in the Writing, Literature, and Publishing department, held an event on September 23.

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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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