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.

  • Megan Marshall wins Pulitzer Prize

    Associate Professor Megan Marshall has won a 2014 Pulitzer Prize for her biography Margaret Fuller. Evan Allen '11 was also on the Boston Globe team that won a Pulitzer for the Boston Marathon bombings coverage.

  • E. Yarbrough work selected for Best American Essays

    An essay previously published in the Emerson–based literary magazine Ploughshares has been chosen for publication in Best American Essays 2012.

  • A Hermit Who Decorates?

    Do you know what a decorative hermit is? Steve Himmer does. The author and Writing, Literature and Publishing Lecturer became an expert on the subject while doing research for his debut novel, The Bee-Loud Glade.

  • Shippy poem becomes Vimeo success

    A poem by faculty member Peter Shippy was made into an animated spoken word video with more than 111,000 hits on Vimeo.

  • Asim will judge National Book Awards

    Associate Professor Jabari Asim has been named a judge for the 2013 National Book Awards.

  • Ploughshares contributors share NYT Book Review acclaim

    The New York Times’ Sunday Book Review section was recently dominated by writers connected to Emerson’s Ploughshares literary magazine.

  • Asim in 'Our Boston'

    Associate Professor Jabari Asim is one of several Boston-area writers who contributed to Our Boston: Writers Celebrate the City They Love, an anthology paying tribute to the Hub after the Boston Marathon bombings.

  • WLP graduate student receives Atlantic magazine honors

    Sebastian Stockman, an MFA student in the Writing, Literature and Publishing Department, received an honorable mention in the poetry category of the Atlantic’s annual Student Writing Contest. 

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