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.

  • Ilana Berzon, Elaine McMillion, Rheanna Bellomo

    Lending Their Voices, Honing Their Skills

    In a new program established by the Office of Communications and Marketing, Emerson students are writing press releases, covering news stories, producing videos, designing publications, and creating social media campaigns.

  • Jeff Seglin

    The Business of Publishing

    We recently caught up with Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing Associate Professor and Tribune Media syndicated Columnist Jeff Seglin to talk about the business side of publishing.

  • Alexandria

    Something Funny Happened on the Way to Becoming a Lawyer

    When Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, MFA ’09, moved to Louisiana in 2003 to work with a firm that defended accused criminals on Death Row, she thought that was what she wanted to do for a living. She soon found out she was wrong.

  • Lisi Harrison

    Emerson Young Adult Fiction Author Profiled in Globe

    Boston Globe Correspondent Sarah Mupo sat down with Lisi Harrison ’85 September 16 to talk about her latest book, Monster High.

  • Elaine Kornbau Howley

    Alumna Double Crosses Boston Harbor

    People have called her crazy thousands of times. She swims in water that is typically below 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Without a wetsuit. For more than six miles (10 kilometers) at a time.

  • M. Lee Pelton

    M. Lee Pelton named 12th President of Emerson College

    M. Lee Pelton, president of Willamette University and a former dean at Colgate University and Dartmouth College, will assume office July 1, 2011.

  • Emerson seal

    New Faculty Members Bring a Wealth of Experience to Emerson

    What do a Guggenheim fellow, a Kant philosopher, a former staff writer for the New York Times, the screenwriter for Gangs of New York, and a Frederick Douglass Doctoral Scholar have in common? They are all joining the Emerson faculty this fall.

  • Laura van den Berg

    Recent MFA graduate on short list for international award

    Laura van den Berg’s (MFA ’08) debut story collection, which she wrote while completing her MFA at Emerson, has been put on the short list for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, reports the Boston Globe.

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