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.
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.
Associate Professor Jerald Walker has been named interim chair of Emerson’s Writing, Literature and Publishing Department.
Andrea Calabretta, MFA ’07, has been awarded a Fulbright fellowship to teach at the University of Sousse in Tunisia for the 2011–2012 academic year
Ploughshares, Emerson College’s award-winning literary journal, turns 40 this fall and a star-studded fundraiser - hosted by comic and author Denis Leary ’79 - is in the planning stages.
Close to 300 first-year students attended the Third Annual First-Year Writing Program (FYWP) Showcase that took place in the Bill Bordy Theater on May 3.
The Graduate Student Association (GSA) gave awards to some of the College’s most promising grad students on May 7 in the Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theatre.
Gauge, an innovative and compelling publication that challenges readers to “know better,” received a Mark of Excellence Award from the Society of Professional Journalists.
Writing, Literature and Publishing Professor Steve Yarbrough’s most recent book is among the works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that were nominated for Massachusetts Book Awards.
Creative Writing MFA Stephen Shane (2015) and his colleague David Knight created a short documentary on Boston busing called Desegregated, Yet Unequal, and it was recently named an Editors' Pick by The Atlantic.
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.