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.

  • 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.

  • Junot Diaz visits Emerson

    Junot Diaz, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, visited Emerson as part of Hispanic Latin American Heritage Month.

  • Ploughshares begins 40th anniversary celebration

    Ploughshares, published at Emerson, kicked off its 40th-year celebrations with a Sept. 20 reading at the Harvard Book Store.

  • Diaz and students

    Writer Junot Diaz visits campus

    Junot Díaz delivered a guest lecture, read two of his short stories, held a Q & A with students, and then did a book signing of his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao while he was on Emerson College's campus during Latin American Heritage Month. More than 100 students attended the event.

  • Creative Writing graduate student Nicole Miller

    Creative Writing Student Attends Translation Workshop in Greece

    Creative Writing graduate student Nicole Miller talks about her time at Princeton's 2011 Summer Translation Workshop in Greece and how she was selected to join this workshop.

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    Creative Writing Graduate Students Host Poetry Program

    Creative Writing graduate students Meredith Jordan and Sarah Ehrich received a Graduate Student Association (GSA) Special Award in May 2011 to use toward POP! (Poets of Place).

  • The Terror of Living cover

    Alumnus writes critically acclaimed debut novel

    Urban Waite's first novel,The Terror of Living, released earlier this year, has received praise from publications such as the New York Times, and renowned writers, including Stephen King.

  • Jerald Walker

    Walker to head WLP department

    Associate Professor Jerald Walker has been named interim chair of Emerson’s Writing, Literature and Publishing Department.

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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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