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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    emersonWRITES in ArtWeek Boston

    Emerson College is one of several community organizations participating in ArtWeek Boston, a collection of events and activities that feature the quality and diversity of arts, culture, and creative community in Boston. 

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    Class of 2018 features authors, dancers, activists

    Emerson’s Class of 2018 is a success story in the making—SAT scores, grade point averages, and diversity are all up—but some students are also published authors, successful entertainers, and social justice activists.

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    Denizet-Lewis on Advocate LGBT-influentials list

    Assistant Professor in Writing, Literature and Publishing Benoit Denizet-Lewis made the 50 Most Influential LGBT People in Media List in The Advocate.  

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    Emerson UnCommon civic game launches Sept. 22

    On Monday, September 22, Emerson launches a civic engagement game called Community PlanIt: Emerson Uncommon, a highly innovative, distinctively Emersonian way of cultivating community input for the College’s ongoing strategic planning process.

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    Skoyles recites poetry on NPR (WCAI)

    Professor and Associate Chair in Writing, Literature and Publishing John Skoyles talks to Mindy Todd, host of NPR’s The Point, about discovering poetry and his path to becoming a poet.

  • Megan Marshall

    Marshall discusses Pulitzer win

    Doors continue to open for author Megan Marshall, the associate professor in the Writing, Literature, and Publishing Department who won a Pulitzer Prize in April for Margaret Fuller: A New American Life, including a new fellowship and serving on the American Heritage Dictionary review board.

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    Highly festive Move-In Day at Emerson

    Beyoncé is blaring and college students are dressed in tutus, leis, mouse ears, bullhorns, and suspenders as far as the eye can see. It can mean only one thing: Move-In Day at Emerson College is here.

  • Melinda Robins

    Summer becomes global education

    Several faculty members traveled abroad this summer, turning their summer breaks into educational experiences that will enhance their classroom teaching at Emerson.

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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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