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.
Associate Professor Megan Marshall, who recently won a Pulitzer Prize for authoring Margaret Fuller: A New American Life, has been nominated for a PEN Literary Award.
Faculty member Jason Roush '97, whose Evolution of Queer Theory course was recently voted #4 best LGBT course in the U.S., reflects on Boston Pride Week.
WLP Assistant Professor Benoit Denizet-Lewis was highlighted as a "hot summer author" for his new book, which chronicles a cross-country trip with his dog, Casey.
A recent Writing, Literature, and Publishing graduate is being praised for launching an essay contest in which children explain why they love reading.
Author, producer, and Emerson Trustee Gary Grossman ’70 was highlighted in the 2014 Paris Book Festival for his political thriller Executive Command.
The Office of Graduate Studies has recognized three students for outstanding achievement as the 2013–2014 academic year comes to a close.
Holly Van Leuven ’12, who is working on the first-ever biography of Wizard of Oz Scarecrow actor Ray Bolger, will receive the Hazel Rowley Prize for Best Proposal for a First Biography by the Biographers International Organization on May 17.
Crème de Liqueur, an alcohol-infused ice cream, is the business venture by Elizabeth Nash '14 that won the annual Emerson Entrepreneurship Experience (E3) Exposition on April 19.
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.