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.
We recently caught up with writer and producer Stacy McKee, MFA ’99 for our series we are calling “The Emerson Experience.”
Ploughshares announces the establishment of the Alice Hoffman Prize for Fiction.
Emerson Writing, Literature and Publishing Associate Professor Jeffrey Seglin was called upon to comment on a tragic event that made news in Columbus, Ohio.
The New York Times’ Sunday Book Review section was recently dominated by writers connected to Emerson’s Ploughshares literary magazine.
Associate Professor William Donoghue has taken the helm in the Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing, said Daniel Tobin, Interim Dean of the School of the Arts.
2010 National Book Award Winner Terrance Hayes talks about editing the 2010 winter issue of Ploughshares, Emerson's award-winning literary journal.
Boston Fox25 Morning News Anchor Gene Lavanchy ’86 interviewed Emerson Writing, Literature and Publishing Associate Professor Jeffrey Seglin on December 1 about forgiveness and letting go.
Three celebrated authors and Emerson faculty members read excerpts from their recently published books at the December 1 WLP Reading Series program.
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.