Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing
Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing News
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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.
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.
Boston Globe Correspondent Sarah Mupo sat down with Lisi Harrison ’85 September 16 to talk about her latest book, Monster High.
M. Lee Pelton, president of Willamette University and a former dean at Colgate University and Dartmouth College, will assume office July 1, 2011.
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’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.
Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Jay Cocks, whose work includes Martin Scorsese’s The Last Temptation of Christ, The Age of Innocence, Gangs of New York, and Kathryn Bigelow's Strange Days, has been named Emerson’s Jane and Terry Semel Chair in Screenwriting for the Fall 2010 semester.
The Emerson College Board of Trustees has approved President Liebergott’s appointment of Daniel Tobin to the position of Interim Dean of the School of the Arts. He will begin those duties on August 1, 2010.
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.